“The View’s” Meghan McCain on Thursday said she was not a fan of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) leading a group of his fellow GOP lawmakers into the SCIF in the House of Representatives to disrupt impeachment inquiry hearings.
McCain likened the stunt to Senate Democrats occupying the Senate floor in 2016 to push for legislation to curb gun violence, and she said she frowned upon such stunts no matter which party does them.
“Matt Gaetz, when did you become a TV star or want to be a TV star?” she asked. “You want to do that? Get out of Congress, get a TV job!”
“No one’s going to hire him,” co-host Joy Behar cracked. “He’s boring.”
McCain then went on to slam Republicans for barging into the SCIF, which is supposed to be a secure area without any personal cell phones, and tweeting out live updates from the room.
“Publicity-stunt politics is the lowest common denominator, most reductive form of politics,” she said. “I hate it more than anything else.”
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‘They’re terrified’: MSNBC contributor reveals GOPer’s are running scared of Trump despite bogus ‘heads on pikes’ outrage
Appearing on MSNBC's "AM Joy" Esquire editor-at-large Charles Pierce explained that he was in attendance when Republican lawmakers professed outrage at Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) after he noted a CBS report that stated they are under threat from Donald Trump aides that he will see their heads on "pikes" if they cross him.
According to Pierce, they are, in fact, "terrified" that the president might one day turn on them.
Speaking with host Joy Reid, the popular Esquire columnist ridiculed the Republican senators for the position they have found themselves in by supporting the president.
Trump defense team’s two most ‘egregious constitutional claims’ blown up by law professor: They ‘have impeachment exactly backwards’
Trump defender Kingston shamed into silence by MSNBC’s Joy Reid after blizzard of lies on impeachment
MSNBC host Joy Reid showed no patience with former Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) on Sunday morning as the advocate for the re-election of Donald Trump repeatedly was called out for lying about the facts of the Ukraine corruption case against Donald Trump as well as the House impeachment trial.
Sitting on a panel with the Intercept's Mehdi Hasan, Kingston was given the first crack at addressing the defense case put forth by Trump's lawyers on the Senate floor on Saturday, only to be pulled up short by the MSNBC host after stating a falsehood, for which he received an admonishment.
With Kingston claiming Democratic members of the Senate who are currently running for their party's presidential nomination did not attend the Saturday hearing, Reid quickly cut him off.