Meghan McCain managed to place herself at the center of a debate about a whistleblower complaint filed against President Donald Trump.
“The View” grappled with reports that Trump dangled U.S. military aid to Ukraine in exchange for damaging information against Joe Biden, and co-host Abby Huntsman agreed that was an impeachable offense — but expressed doubts about the accuracy.
“This is a blown-up story and we have no facts, there’s no gray area,” Huntsman said. “It’s black and white, and that would give Trump all the more ammunition if this isn’t even true to say, this is what the media does.”
McCain agreed, and then changed the subject to criticism she faced from the left over her contentious interview with actress Pamela Anderson two weeks ago.
“Abby and I were struggling with the same thing,” she said. “This is what I know. We had Pamela Anderson on a week or two weeks ago, and I took her to task about Julian Assange. There are a lot of liberals okay with him, those same people are screaming bloody murder right now about this whistleblower.”
“I think all interference from a foreign country in our election, all of it is bad and should be condemned, and you can’t play party politics with this, and there’s a lot of people on the left who are doing that with Julian Assange,” McCain added.
The other panelists seemed confused by the topic change, and host Joy Behar asked her to clarify.
“Who are you mad at?” Behar said. “Are you mad at the whistleblower?”
“Excuse me, I’m still speaking,” McCain fired back. “I’m mad that there are people on the left that think that Julian Assange is okay, that he’s some kind of patriot whistleblower when he did interfere in our election. ”
That didn’t clarify things for Behar.
“I’m on the left,” she said. “I don’t agree with that at all.”
McCain complained that she had been subjected to criticism from Bernie Sanders supporters who approved of WikiLeaks dumping hacked emails online to hurt Hillary Clinton’s election chances.
“I was taken to task by many Bernie supporters who think it’s okay, and people who have difference of opinions,” McCain said. “I believe you, in particular, and I don’t want the speak for you, but I know you and I diverge on that issue, and it has to be condemned all the way around, and I get frustrated when I do that because I think all interference from foreign adversaries in our country is dangerous and should be illegal.”
“There’s a lot of people on the left that are okay with Julian Assange,” she added, but aren’t okay with this whistleblower.”
WATCH: Saturday Night Live airs Christmas special — that’s just one giant dig at the Electoral College
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" aired an opening skit that was just one giant attack on the electoral college.
A snowman introduced the segment, saying that we could look in on the holiday table conversation thanks to hacked Nest cams.
The skit featured a house in San Francisco, California, a second in Charleston, South Carolina and a third in Atlanta, Georgia.
Each dinner table debated impeachment, and the differences between President Donald Trump and his predecessor, President Barack Obama.
But then the snowman said that none of their votes matter.
"They'll debate the issues all year long, but then it all comes down to 1,000 people in Wisconsin who won't even think about the election until the morning of," the snowman said. "And that's the magic of the Electoral College."
Georgia mayor being recalled for racism resigns from office: report
Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly resigned in a special city council meeting held on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Saturday.
"The resignation came just days after Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned saying he‘d rather leave office on his own terms than face voters in a recall election next month," the newspaper reported. "Both resignations follow an AJC investigation launched seven months ago into claims that an African American candidate for city administrator was sidetracked by Mayor Theresa Kenerly because of his race."
Nine 2020 Democrats unite to demand DNC Chair Tom Perez scrap debate rules: report
The Democratic National Committee is facing a revolt for the party's 2020 presidential candidates for its restrictive debate rules.
"Nine Democratic presidential candidates, including the party's front-runners, are urging the Democratic National Committee to toss out the current polling and fundraising rules used to determine who appears in televised debates and reopen the exchanges to better reflect the historic diversity of the current field. The candidates say the rules exclude diverse candidates in the field from participating," CBS News reported Saturday evening.