“The View” co-host Meghan McCain turned on her friend and fellow conservative Abby Huntsman during a suddenly contentious discussion about Jussie Smollett.
The panelists largely agreed with one another that the “Empire” actor had hurt other victims of hate crimes by allegedly staging a false one as part of an apparent bid to get a pay raise, and McCain said she was suspicious of his claims from the beginning.
“One of the things that I thought was strange was he wouldn’t hand over his phone,” she said. “If I’m someone has been attacked in one way or another, I would want to find whoever did it. I would give up anything — my computer, my phones, whatever, my records of where I was.”
McCain said she agreed with co-host Sunny Hostin’s suspicions about Smollett, and then she snapped at her longtime friend Huntsman for interrupting.
“From the beginning, I think,” McCain said, “that was one of the first things that I believe you said — I don’t remember — but the fact that he wasn’t being as forthcoming as necessarily I would be, if I were in that situation.”
Huntsman chimed in with a comment.
“That, and he didn’t file a police report as quickly –“
“I’m still talking, thank you,” McCain said. “Okay? I always speak last.”