Sen. Claire McCaskill begged off a planned trip to Iraq this weekend so she can attend a memorial service Saturday for the late Harriett Woods, a long-time Misouri Democratic Party stalwart who died last week.
McCaskill, who will speak at the service, said the decision to delay her trip was not "difficult." She had planned to accompany several other senators on a five-day visit to the region.
"This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to say 'thank you' to a woman who changed my life and helped shaped Missouri's history," she said.
Posted by David Goldstein