(Breitbart) Missouri Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill said on Wednesday that America’s $17 trillion debt threatens to put the nation “in a position where we’re not a first-tier nation anymore.”

McCaskill added, “I do believe a $17 trillion debt is irresponsible. I do believe that.”

McCaskill’s Kansas City comments were part of her “McCaskill on Main Street” tour. The Missouri Democrat explained that the federal government is now doing things it should not be doing because lawmakers “want to be loved.”

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