Meghan McCain cried foul when Whoopi Goldberg called out evangelical silence on the widening Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse scandal.
Panelists on “The View” agreed that President Donald Trump’s labor secretary, Alex Acosta, should be removed over his role in securing a possibly illegal plea agreement with Epstein, and Goldberg asked why religious conservatives hadn’t called for his resignation.
“Do you know who I’m waiting to hear from?” Goldberg said. “All those folks that are out there that talk about that they want to take care of young people and make sure young people are good. I just, you know, why isn’t the evangelical community coming forward? Where is everybody?”
“That was worrying me,” she added, “because I thought, well, one of the ways that you show that you care about people is you come out and you condemn this kind of stuff. But, you know, and all the folks that I’m used to hearing talk about, you know, this one is bad or this is bad or this — haven’t said much, and I was just wondering where they were.”
McCain pushed back.
“I don’t think evangelicals are okay with pedophilia,” she said.
Co-host Joy Behar asked whether any prominent evangelical leaders had spoken out against Acosta or Epstein, who counted Trump and former President Bill Clinton among his powerful and well-connected friends.
“I think the evangelical community in this country is massive,” McCain said. “I don’t know the number, but it’s huge. So the idea that we’re going to blame evangelicals right now –”
Goldberg interrupted to make clear she’s not blaming evangelicals for the Epstein scandal, and McCain complained that she suggested they were hypocrites for remaining quiet about it.
“Well, I feel like we have heard from the community,” Goldberg said, “and the voices of the community quite a bit about a lot of different things — how I want to deal with my body, how you want to see your kid, whether children should be where — and I have been waiting for them to say, and by the way, this isn’t okay with us either.”
McCain pointed out that Epstein was a Democratic donor, and then complained that Goldberg was politicizing the scandal.
“He a giant donor to a lot of Democrats, and he was very well-connected,” she said. “I don’t think this should be political or about religion.”
Goldberg insisted she was not politicizing Epstein.
“This is my opinion,” Goldberg said. “I’m just saying I would like to see some of the people that have been talking about all the ills in our country, I want to see them come out and say, yeah — this is one of them. Because it sounds like there is no response, and this is just me, in my head, asking.”
McCain asked who Goldberg needed to hear from, throwing out Jerry Falwell Jr.’s name, and Behar suggested Pat Robertson.
“My in-laws are evangelical,” McCain said, “as I’ve said many times on this show, and they are good people.”
Behar asked whether they had a platform to condemn Epstein, and Goldberg steered the conversation back on topic.
“They’re not the folks that would be coming — yeah, that’s the thing,” Goldberg said, as McCain sighed loudly. “Franklin Graham, those guys. Those are the guys we’re talking about — leaders.”
‘Why do we need camo in space’: Trump’s Space Force ridiculed for woodland camouflage uniforms
On Friday, the United States Space Force released an image of their new uniforms on Twitter.
The image shows a Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) for a four-star general in a woodland camouflage pattern, with a matching camo nametape.
However, many people were confused as to why the Space Force would use uniforms designed to blend in on earth.
Here's some of what people were saying:
Sorry for the question but why do we need camo in space?
BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women
The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.
The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.
"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.
Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’
Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.
It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.
Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.
Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.