Meghan McCain blamed President Donald Trump on Democrats for suggesting her father was racist or otherwise morally objectionable.
“The View” panelists were discussing the controversy of talk show host Ellen DeGeneres sitting at an NFL game with former President George W. Bush, and McCain said she didn’t see the problem with it.
“I’m, like, somewhere in the middle on all of this,” she said. “It’s not that we can’t have be friends on both sides. Obviously we all do, any normal person probably does. I don’t choose my friends based on their political background — I mean, unless it’s radical.”
“I would have a hard time being friends with Rand Paul or anyone associated with him,” she added. “I say it on the show every day because I won’t be here tomorrow. Blood on your hands, Rand Paul.”
McCain shares an enmity for the Kentucky Republican with her late father, who lost his first GOP presidential primary bid to Bush.
“There is a revisionist history with the Bush administration that I take intense umbrage with,” McCain said. “I think great, Michelle Obama wants to be friends with him, but I remember all the things said about him in power. I remember people calling for his impeachment, a warmonger, lied about weapons of mass destruction, Hurricane Katrina, and part of this is confusion.”
She accused Democrats of hypocrisy, although many on the left were angry with the former first lady for her warm relationship with the ex-president at his father George H.W. Bush’s funeral.
“Did your opinion on Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq War change?” McCain said. “There has to be a level of consistency with your politics.”
McCain then took that logical fallacy to another illogical conclusion, saying that Republicans had turned to Trump in reaction to being called racist by Democrats.
“My husband (Federalist co-founder Ben Domenech) says when you cry wolf with every Republican — which is what I believe happened with Bush, (Mitt) Romney, my father on forward — sometimes when you cry wolf, the beast shows up,” she said, “and the beast is Donald Trump.”
McCain said Democratic criticism of GOP candidates and presidents had forced Republicans to vote for Trump, who insulted her father’s military service and continues to slur his memory as president.
“I think part of the reason is maybe take a second look at some conservatives when you talk crap about them while they’re in power,” she said.
Kellyanne Conway accused of violating Hatch Act at least 50 times this year — on Twitter alone
According to a report from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway has "surpassed 50 violations of the Hatch Act on Twitter alone this past year."
Explaining the numbers, the report states, "CREW’s report on Conway’s continued violations outlines five categories of tweets that violate the Hatch Act: attacking or mocking Democratic presidential candidates, attacking the Democratic Party, promoting President Trump's re-election, promoting the Republican Party, and attacking President Trump's political adversaries. Conway has multiple violations in each category," before noting that Twitter's Terms of Service indicates one of Trump's closest aides is in violation and should have her account suspended.
Turkey’s foreign minister bursts out laughing as he mocks Trump’s erratic tweets
Speaking to the BBC's HARDtalk this Friday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu scoffed at the Trump administration's threat of sanctions over his country's military operation in northeast Syria, saying that the threat is the result of erratic confused messaging that's not doing anything to help the situation.
Cavusoglu laughed and mocked Trump for his constant tweeting about various issues, including Turkey.
"Different voices, different positions are coming from the United States, because of the differences between the administration, the State Department, Pentagon, and this and that," he said.
GOP lawmaker hammers Trump for Ukraine server conspiracy theory: ‘Are we trying to exculpate Russia?’
Rep. Francis Rooney (R-OK) on Friday signaled that he was taking House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump far more seriously than many of his Republican colleagues.
During an interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow, Rooney said he was very disturbed at the president's efforts to prove a debunked conspiracy theory about Ukraine purportedly being behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee in 2016, despite the fact that all evidence that has been uncovered points directly to Russia as the true culprit.
Harlow then asked him what he made about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) comment that "all roads" in the Ukraine scandal lead back to Russian President Vladimir Putin.