Meghan McCain hammered her fellow Republicans for staying silent about President Donald Trump’s latest racist attack — and complained that his slurs made her job harder.
“The View” co-host condemned Trump’s attack on four Democratic congresswomen that she has frequently criticized, and she was deeply disappointed to see Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) defend the president.
“It’s deeply xenophobic and racist on a lot of different levels,” McCain said. “My sister was not born in this country, okay? My sister wasn’t born here, she’s as American in every way as I am and everybody else. She also has been subjected to many racist political campaigns, which by the way, Lindsey Graham, you were present for. I remember seeing you there when it happened, so seeing that on ‘Fox & Friends’ was particularly, particularly hurtful.”
McCain has been strongly critical of the same Democratic lawmakers, and has accused Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) of anti-Semitism, but she said Trump had crossed a clear line.
“I have never gotten more heat in my entire career, in my entire life,” McCain said, “than I have for the criticism of Congresswoman Omar’s stance on Israel, which we have litigated at length on this show. It’s happened to me on other shows, as well. Stick to the politics. The problem is you’re making this about race, you’re making this about racism. You’re making this about what’s truly American, and it’s all these old racist dog whistles that have plagued this country for so long.”
McCain said she was personally embarrassed by the president’s attacks.
“For me, as the conservative representative on this show, I was so upset coming back yesterday,” she said. “I was in D.C. with my husband, and I came back, like, this is what people think all conservatives are now, and we are not.”
“The cowardice I’m seeing Republicans not speaking out and saying this today is embarrassing,” McCain added. “It’s deeply cowardly.”
McCain said she and Fox News broadcaster Geraldo Rivera were the only two conservatives who’ve spoken out against Trump’s attacks, which she found personally hurtful.
“It can’t just be me and Geraldo,” she said. “Somebody else has to come out against this. I’m serious, it is very petrifying that there is not one sitting member of Congress and come out against this on my side. It’s humiliating for me to be on TV right now.”
Michael Avenatti says he has El Chapo’s former jail cell — which the drug dealer described as ‘torture’: report
Attorney Michael Avenatti, the colorful attorney who came to prominence representing Stormy Daniels against Donald Trump, is unhappy with his jail conditions.
On Monday, his attorney wrote to the federal judge overseeing his trial to complain about the jail conditions Avenatti is experiencing during pre-trial detention.
Scott Srebnick, Avenatti's attorney, wrote to Judge Paul Gardephe to complain about the "notorious 10-South" section of the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where he is being held in the Special Housing Unit.
"He is in a cell reportedly once occupied by El Chapo, on a floor that houses individuals charged with terrorism offenses," Avenatti's attorney wrote.
It is Greta Thunberg vs Donald Trump at climate-focused Davos gathering of economic elites: report
The starkly opposed visions of US President Donald Trump and Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on climate change will clash in Davos on Tuesday as the World Economic Forum tries to face up to the perils of global warming on its 50th meeting.
The four-day gathering of the world's top political and business leaders in the Swiss Alps gets under way seeking to meet head-on the dangers to both the environment and economy from the heating of the planet.
Trump, who has repeatedly expressed scepticism about climate change, is set to give the first keynote address of Davos 2020 on Tuesday morning, on the same day as his impeachment trial opens at the Senate in Washington.
‘Which Senator up this year most deserves to lose?’: Preet Bharara flooded with replies to provocative question
Former United States Attorney Preet Bharara asked his 1.2 million Twitter followers a provocative question on the eve of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
With worries that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is presiding over a sham trial, many analysts have suggested that the Senate itself will be on trial.
"Which Senator up this year most deserves to lose?" Bharara, who was fired by Trump, asked.
There are a number of potentially vulnerable Republicans facing voters in 2020, including McConnell himself, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).