Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill’s husband was accused of domestic violence by his former wife, a police report obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation shows.
Joseph Shepard was accused of hitting Suzanne Shepard, his former wife, in the breast while she was recovering from breast cancer, tripping her and peeing on her. Shepard has also donated thousands of dollars to the Missouri State Democratic Committee in the past and has undergone criticism for reportedly receiving $131 million in federal subsidies since 2007, when McCaskill was elected to the U.S. Senate, according to Fox News.
“Joseph entered my home. I told him to leave. He came up to me looking angry, I put my hands up to protect my breasts as they are sore from surgery (cancer) He has hit me before in the breast. He grabbed my wrist and arm and pushed me against the wall + I hit my head + back + he bruised my arms by pinching me,” Shepard wrote in the police report from 1998, obtained by TheDCNF.
McCaskill opposed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation process amid unproven allegations of sexual assault that surfaced during his confirmation process.
This comes as McCaskill is up for re-election and is running against Republican state Attorney General Josh Hawley in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. (RELATED: McCaskill Accuses Hawley Of Lying, Then Backs Up What He Said)
As of Friday, Real Clear Politics has the race listed as a “toss-up,” with Hawley leading by .5 percent.
McCaskill’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Daily Caller News Foundation.
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