Meghan McCain noticed the asymmetry in the accusations of sexual misconduct against Al Franken and Brett Kavanaugh, even if she overlooked how those allegations eventually played out.
“The View” tackled a New Yorker piece published by Jane Mayer, who believes the Minnesota Democrat was “railroaded” out of the U.S. Senate over sexual harassment claims, and McCain said Democrats had no choice but to force him to resign.
“Imagine him questioning Brett Kavanaugh at the time,” McCain said, “which by the way, the writer who wrote this article, Jane Mayer, wrote a 2018 piece about allegations of Brett Kavanaugh that’s been panned because the only corroborating witness said he had heard the story but he didn’t remember it now, so it’s very tricky.”
“I want you to go back in time and remember it would be very uncomfortable for Democrats if Al Franken were sitting there questioning Brett Kavanaugh,” she added. “I don’t think that #MeToo and sexual assault should be about which party you voted in the general election.”
The panelists clashed over the incidence of false claims, with Whoopi Goldberg saying that public figures accused of sexual misconduct deserved due process, but McCain couldn’t let go of Mayer’s reporting on Kavanaugh — who eventually was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court despite credible rape allegations aired in Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.
“I also think journalists should do their job, and it looks like Jane Mayer had a totally different experience reporting on Al Franken than she does Brett Kavanaugh,” McCain said. “That’s my biggest problem, other than the obvious allegations of sexual assault.”
“She said the corroborating witness in the Kavanaugh article, I said it earlier, she had heard the story from someone who had been there but that person said they didn’t remember it now,” McCain said. “I just want us to hold everyone to the same standard of due process.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin pointed out a significant difference between Franken losing his Senate seat and Kavanaugh gaining a Supreme Court seat.
“Let’s remember, Brett Kavanaugh did get due process, did he not?” Hostin said.
McCain erupted and blamed his ouster on one of Franken’s Democratic colleagues.
“Al Franken didn’t get it because he pulled himself out because of Kirsten Gillibrand,” McCain said, as Goldberg ushered them into a commercial break.
‘Go look at President Trump’s Twitter’: Portland right-wing rally organizer claims ‘mission success’
The organizer of a far-right rally in Portland, Oregon claimed the event was a "success" after President Donald Trump attacked Portlandiers protesting the group.
"A confluence of protesters on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum merged on Portland’s waterfront Saturday in a tense but relatively uneventful face-off that brought national attention, including a tweet in the hours before the protest by President Trump decrying the city’s signature anti-fascist movement," the Oregonian reported Saturday.
When a similar right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Virginia killed Heather Heyer, Trump argued there were "fine people" on both sides of the "Unite the Right" rally.
Why was Jeffrey Epstein buying size 5 women’s panties — while in jail?
The Miami Herald has another bombshell report on Jeffrey Epstein, who died in a Manhattan jail while waiting to stand trial on federal sex crimes charges.
"A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County Jail, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made an odd purchase at the facility’s store: two pairs of small women’s panties, size 5," the Herald reported Saturday night.
The newspaper noted, "the panties raise questions about why a childless male inmate, accused of sexually abusing girls as young as 14, would be allowed to buy female undergarments so small that they wouldn’t fit an average-sized adult woman."
White nationalist Republican ridiculed after only 2 people show up for his town hall meeting
Embattled Rep. Steve King (R-IA) suffered further humiliation on Saturday when only two people showed up for his town hall meeting with Iowa constituents.
King, who was stripped of all committee assignments for his white nationalism, was been an embarrassment for Republicans with his constant racism and misogyny.
A photo of the town hall meeting was posted on Twitter by Reuters photo editor Corinne Perkins.
Rep. King was quickly mocked in the comments.
Here's some of what people were saying: