Claire McCaskill
12:01 pm
Wed June 15, 2011

McCaskill continues to embrace Twitter

In the wake of “Weiner-gate,” in which Congressman Anthony Weiner has acknowledged exchanging sexually suggestive messages and photos through Twitter, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says the scandal will not change the way she uses social media.

 McCaskill has embraced the use of social media and uses Twitter daily. She says it’s fun and keeps her grounded and connected to people in Missouri. Even as Congressman Weiner’s use or misuse of the popular social networking site has some calling for his resignation, McCaskill says she will remain an active Tweeter.

 “The problem was not with Twitter,” said McCaskill. “The problem was with the Twit, who clearly has issues. ”

 McCaskill says she is the only one who Tweets from her account. And her messages are unedited and have not gone through any review process. She thinks more Senators should use social media in this way.