Meghan McCain was “confused” when the audience for “The View” burst into laughter at former Rep. Trey Gowdy’s partisan hypocrisy on the rule of law.
The South Carolina Republican complained at length in a 2012 speech that the Obama administration was withholding documents in the Benghazi probe, and the studio audience laughed at video of his remarks now that he’s joining President Donald Trump’s legal team.
“I’m confused why everyone is laughing,” McCain said, “because my take on it is that they have been having closed hearings, and don’t we want as much transparency as possible?”
Co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar explained the audience was laughing at Gowdy’s hypocrisy, because he’s now defending a president who’s blocking witnesses and documents from congressional oversight.
“You can laugh all you want about Trey Gowdy, but he’s one of the great congressmen,” McCain said. “He’s a brilliant orator, he’s someone I have respected for years. You can laugh all you want, but the fact he’s joining Trump’s team is good news for Trump, and bad news for Democrats.”
Goldberg wasn’t convinced, and she and co-host Sunny Hostin laid out evidence of Gowdy’s hypocrisy as McCain glowered.
“Democrats also aren’t bringing things into the light of day,” McCain said. “I want to see the congressional testimonies, which, by the way, it is unprecedented that there is no confidential information that has been told in these hearings with Kurt Volker. I believe the American public — it should be live on TV, and we should hear what they have to say. It seems like Democrats don’t want me to know what they’re saying.”
Goldberg argued she was missing the point that Trump and his allies are treating congressional oversight as optional, but McCain continued to insist Democrats were hiding something.
“People in the text messages, (Rudy) Giuliani and Kurt Volker, I would like to see what they have to say,” McCain said. “Maybe it isn’t as damning as what Democrats are saying. By the way, if I was in a fox hole, I would want Trey Gowdy in there with me.”
Trump suffers rare international rebuke in a withering statement from multiple European countries
Leaders from Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the European Parliament, and the United States joined together on Friday to issue a damning statement condemning President Donald Trump and Turkey for the ongoing atrocities in northern Syria.
In the statement, the chairs of foreign affairs committees from each governing body said they consider Turkey’s recent incursion into Syria targeting the Kurdish people to be “military aggression and a violation of international law.”
They continued: “The Turkish offensive is causing suffering for the local people who are forced to flee and a further instability in Syria and the neighboring region.”
Images show FL Governor Ron DeSantis hugging Rudy Giuliani’s henchmen after claiming he didn’t know them
When news first broke that the two Giuliani-linked Soviet-born businessmen who were indicted on charges of interfering in U.S. elections had given $50,000 to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ campaign last year, a spokesperson for DeSantis claimed that the governor barely knew who the men were. Now, thanks to the Tampa Bay Times, video and photos of DeSantis enthusiastically hugging the two men at his victory party have been released.
Trump lawyer issues bonkers threat to sue CNN over ‘unfair’ coverage of the president
Trump attorney Charles Harder on Friday sent CNN CEO Jeff Zucker a bonkers letter in which he threatened to sue the cable news network for its "biased" coverage of the president.
The letter, which was posted on Twitter by Trump 2020 chief operating officer Michael Glassner, accuses CNN of deceiving the public with its slogan of putting "facts first," and it outlines the many ways the president has been treated poorly by the network.
"Never in the history of this country has a President been the subject of such a sustained barrage of unfair, unfounded, unethical and unlawful attacks by the so-called 'mainstream' media as the current situation," Harder writes. "My clients intend to file legal action against you to seek compensatory damages, treble damages, punitive damages, injunctive relief, reimbursement of legal costs, and all other available legal and equitable remedies to the maximum extent permitted by law."