Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., joins Morning Joe to discuss the challenge she faces in keeping her Senate seat in Missouri and the Paycheck Fairness Act. The legislation is aimed at closing the wage gap between men and women, and the Senate is set to vote on it Tuesday.
This is not like an exotic idea. This is, I thin, common sense. That we want to try to level the playing field in the workplace and if someone is unfairly being paid less for the same work, we want them to have the opportunity to write that wrong. All three of my opponents are pretty extreme. They want to come and join the Tea Party caucus. All three of my opponents have come out against this, saying that this is not necessary, that this is not a problem. Well, if it’s not a problem, I don’t think they’ve been paying attention.