Meghan McCain fumed after a commercial break interrupted her response to Whoopi Goldberg, who chided the conservative co-host for downplaying the latest allegations against President Donald Trump.
Her fellow “View” conservative Abby Huntsman denounced Trump pressuring Ukraine to deliver campaign dirt on Joe Biden in exchange for U.S. aid, which she described as extortion, but McCain instead complained about the previous president.
“Look, President (Barack) Obama resisted bipartisan efforts to send military assistance to the Ukraine back — I think it was $231 million in 2016, so I do think it’s ironic the Democrats were against sending money to the Ukraine but are a proponent of it now,” McCain said.
McCain then complained that she was sick of hearing about impeachment if Democrats weren’t willing to go through with it.
“I will say — okay, let me finish — unleash the Kraken,” she said. “Honestly, if you’re not going to listen to Nancy Pelosi about the political implications of this, impeach him then and see what happens politically. What happened with (Bill) Clinton in the ’90s ended up hurting Republicans, and I think, and many historians politics believe that it helped get Clinton re-election — just impeach him, then, because, quite frankly, I’m sick of hearing everybody bitch about it.”
“The infighting with Democrats, clearly progressives are running the party,” she added. “Again, if he has, in fact, as Abby said extorted.”
Co-host Joy Behar assured her that Democrats would get their act together and impeach Trump, but McCain expressed doubts.
“Are you sure about that?” McCain said. “On Election Night I want that clip right up here.”
McCain then accused Democrats of blowing their credibility by calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and questioning the leadership of her father John McCain and Mitt Romney during their unsuccessful presidential campaigns.
“The nostalgia for Bush right now always entertains me,” she said.
Goldberg, who was trying to finish her point about Bush policies she had supported, urged her to take the topic more seriously.
“You know, I’m glad you’re entertained,” Goldberg said. “Well, here’s the deal — if you can’t see why people are upset about this –”
McCain cut in to insist that she understood the outrage over the Ukraine story, but she chafed when Goldberg scolded her.
“Then don’t be so dismissive when you’re talking, that’s how I feel,” Goldberg said, and then ushered in a break. “We’ll be back.”
“I’m not dismissive,” McCain said, and threw her hands up in exasperation as the audience cheered into the break. “Oh, god.”
Lots of red hats — but not many COVID masks — at Bedminster ‘Cops for Trump’ event with the president
Enhanced unemployment benefits have expired and there is still no deal on the next COVID-19 stimulus package, but the president of the United States left Washington, DC on Friday for yet another weekend at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.
"This weekend’s trip to Trump National Bedminster is the president’s 23rd since taking office, and will increase his golf-related taxpayer tab to $142 million in travel and security expenses," HuffPost White House corresponded S.V. Dáte reported Friday. "Trump has already spent 268 days on golf courses that he owns in his 1,303 days in office, of which 85 have been at Bedminster."
Trump declares that Fox News is ‘no longer the big deal’ in the 2020 presidential campaign
Donald Trump on Friday reflected on what he sees as the key differences between his 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns.
"The biggest difference between the Presidential Race in 2020 and that of 2016 is the 2016 candidate, Crooked Hillary Clinton, was much smarter and sharper than Slow Joe, we have even more ENTHUSIASM now, and [Fox News] has become politically correct and no longer the big deal!" Trump tweeted after arriving at his Bedminster Golf Club for the weekend.
Trump has grown increasingly frustrated by the network and its polls, which gave him more bad news on Thursday.
‘Very good news’: Law prof praises Kentucky’s bipartisan compromise to allow everyone to vote by mail
The state of Kentucky was praised on Friday after a bipartisan agreement was reached to expand voting by mail during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Any Kentucky voter wary of the risk of COVID-19 will be able to vote in the Nov. 3 general election by mailing in an absentee ballot. Voters will also have the option of casting a ballot in person during the three weeks leading up to the election, or waiting until Election Day," the Lexington Herald-Leader reported Friday.