Joy Behar challenged co-host Meghan McCain to explain why she doesn’t like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and she folded.
“The View” panelists were discussing Pelosi’s public feud with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and three other first-year Democrats, and they all agreed the four freshman lawmakers should show respect for the House speaker.
“Lest we forget it’s Pelosi who delivered midterms,” McCain said. “It was her leadership — which I once questioned on this show, I no longer do. I would like to say she is 79 years old and she could be with her grandkids and her family.”
But she could resist taking a personal shot at Pelosi.
“I don’t like her and her politics,” McCain said, “but she serves her country, and that deserves respect from younger generations in the same way that I think Joe Biden and everybody else who has dedicated their life to service deserves respect. I was texting memes to my friends, let them fight it out — it’s Democrat-on-Democrat crime. It’s fascinating to watch. Republicans don’t do this when it comes down to the wire.”
Behar reminded her that Republicans used to let their disagreements spill out into the public, and then she asked McCain to explain her dislike for Pelosi.
“Why don’t you like her,” Behar said. “You say you don’t like her. Why don’t you like her?”
McCain just repeated what she’d already said, but didn’t offer an explanation for her personal distaste for Pelosi.
“I don’t like her policies,” McCain said, “but I respect anyone who has dedicated — anyone who has served the length of time this person has served and could be retired. She’s almost 80 years old, and I respect any woman who does public service in that way. I always will.”
Democrats win another voting rights victory as absentee restrictions struck down in South Carolina
On Monday, voting rights attorney Marc Elias reported that a federal court has blocked a restriction on absentee ballots for the upcoming South Carolina primary.
The ruling undoes a requirement that mail-in ballots be accompanied by a witness.
GOP ripped for refusing to remove Trump from office: ‘Folly of that failure becomes clearer by the day’
Republicans seeking to keep control of the United States Senate were harshly criticized by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for failing to remove President Donald Trump from office during impeachment.
"For four years now, as both a candidate and president, Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked America’s voting system, falsely claiming voter fraud any time it suited his needs. In a new low, last week he threatened the federal funding of two states over their reasonable moves to facilitate mail-in voting," the newspaper noted in an editorial published online on Memorial Day. "What does it say that the head of the world’s leading democracy is so intent on undermining that democracy?"
Fox News commentator slammed for mocking Joe Biden’s decision to wear a mask
On Monday, during his observance of Memorial Day, former Vice President Joe Biden donned a face mask in accordance with CDC guidelines — a contrast with President Donald Trump, who has frequently refused to wear a mask even in some places that require them.
But Fox News senior analyst Brit Hume went out of his way to mock how Biden looked wearing it.
This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today. pic.twitter.com/9l1gw1ljBE
— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 25, 2020