Meghan McCain on Wednesday scoffed at her fellow “The View” co-hosts over “identity politics” after Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin celebrated a Republican woman defeating the GOP incumbent in South Carolina.
The hosts were discussing Donald Trump critic Mark Sanford’s defeat Tuesday in South Carolina’s first congressional district. Trump, who came out in support of Sanford’s opponent Katie Arrington hours before the polls closed, took credit for the results Wednesday.
Hostin described the “upside” of Sanford’s defeat in terms of the “the year of the woman.”
“On Tuesday, three women won Democratic primaries,” Hostin began as McCain tried to interject.
“One second,” Hostin said to McCain.
“But when you’re talking about identity politics, the woman who just beat Mark Sanford is a woman,” McCain complained. “She’s a Trumper. So again, if it’s just about gender.”
“She’s a woman, so it’s the year of the woman,” Hostin explained.
“So she won ‘cause it’s just about gender?” McCain continued.
“I’m happy about that,” Hostin said as McCain rolled her eyes.
“I am woman—hear me roar!” Behar sang.
“Did you hear what I just said?” McCain shouted. “This is ridiculous. The woman who beat Mark Sanford that’s a major Trumper is a woman. Is it just about electing all women even if they’re hyper Trump supporters.”
“I think the thing is representation,” Sara Haines explained.
South Carolina woman who told cops they can’t arrest a ‘white, clean girl’ pleaded guilty to DUI: report
Last year, 34-year-old Lauren Cutshaw of South Carolina was arrested in Bluffton after running a four-way stop sign at 60 miles an hour. Her blood alcohol level was registered at 0.18 — more than double the legal limit — and she admitted to being high and had marijuana paraphernalia in her car.
According to police reports at the time, Cutshaw offered an unusual defense of her behavior to the arresting officer: she shouldn't go to jail because she's a "thoroughbred ... white, clean girl" who was a cheerleader and sorority sister who graduated with "perfect grades" from a "high accredited university."
Trump’s old business patterns are now spreading across the federal government: report
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Republicans are getting nervous about Trump’s chances in Wisconsin: ‘There’s no way he’s gaining supporters’
President Donald Trump's election chances, once again, will likely hinge on Wisconsin's suburbs -- but he can't expect a "free ride."
Hillary Clinton infamously lost the crucial state after failing to campaign there in the waning days before the 2016 election, but some GOP voters there are souring on the president, reported Politico.
“For the president to win Wisconsin again, he’s not going to have the free ride he had last time,” said Brandon Scholz, former executive director of the Wisconsin Republican Party. "He’s not going to have Hillary Clinton sitting on her hands “He’s going to have a completely engaged opposition party on the ground.”