Josh Hawley, the Missouri Republican looking to unseat U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in November, slammed the Democratic incumbent for opposing the 2020 U.S. Census question inquiring about citizenship status, saying McCaskill wants to give more power to California.
That’s what will happen,” Hawley, the state attorney general, said in an interview with the Washington Times.
He asserted that McCaskill's aversion to the census question shows she’s beholden to the Democratic Party rather than her constituents in the Show Me State.
Democrats criticized the citizenship question, saying it would reduce the response rates by illegal immigrants who fear their information could be used to deport them.
The Republican criticized McCaskill’s “no” vote on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, saying the vote proves she’s following her party’s “extreme agenda.”