St. Louis (KSDK) -- U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) is getting extra security due to a comment made at a Tea Party event, according to POLITICO.
The comment was made last Thursday at an event in Springfield. Conservative Tea Party-affiliated Activist Scott Boston, was quoted at the event saying "We have to get Claire McCaskill out. We have to kill the Claire Bear, ladies and gentleman."
POLITICO reports Boston also called McCaskill an "evil monster"
According to sources in POLITICO's story, U.S. Capitol police contacted Kirkwood police asking for more patrols around McCaskill's home. McCaskill is also having more personal security present at her events.
Since the news of Boston's comments, he has been quoted saying he did not intend the comments as a threat.