“The View” co-host Meghan McCain used part of a Pete Buttigieg quote to justify her disinterest in impeachment — but her co-host busted her for deceptively cutting off the Democratic candidate’s remarks.
The conservative McCain declined to offer her opinion on Alan Dershowitz’s argument at the Senate trial that President Donald Trump had done nothing wrong in asking for foreign election assistance, because he believed his election was in the public interest.
“I’m not a lawyer, I don’t know,” McCain said. “I will say that Alan Dershowitz helped a serial killer get off, O.J. Simpson, so he must be a pretty good lawyer. He did a really good job with that. I think O.J. Simpson’s guilty, so he must be a pretty good lawyer. We’re laughing all the time at him, and I don’t think, like, that’s a person to be laughed at.”
Then she changed the subject to Buttigieg, who told a New Hampshire crowd last week that he was “exhausted” by impeachment coverage.
“I’ve been feeling really guilty by how bored I am by impeachment hearings,” McCain said. “Mayor Pete came to save me.”
The show’s producers rolled video of Buttigieg speaking during a campaign stop.
“If you are watching the news right now, if you’re watching what I’m watching right now, and feeling exhausted — I know I am,” Buttigieg said. “I live and breathe politics, and I feel exhausted. It just gets you down, it makes you want to watch cartoons instead.”
McCain called the candidate’s remarks “brave and candid,” saying she could only stomach an hour or so before changing the channel, but co-host Sunny Hostin called her out for cutting the clip short.
“To just give him some credit, also,” Hostin said, “he went on to say that’s what the cynics want us to do. The cynics want us to turn it off, but we shouldn’t do that.”
McCain felt attacked.
“There’s a lot of judgment in that,” McCain complained. “I’m sorry I’m turning it off, I’m getting the clips, I prep, I’m, like, watching it. I’m sorry, you’re asking the American public to watch, like, eight hours during the day. I don’t know who can do this, like, people that have children, people who have jobs. I feel like there’s a lot of judgment about people towards me, like me, that are like, I can only take this amount. I will prep, I will read, I will do whatever — but I can’t spend my entire day watching because, frankly, my opinion is already baked in the cake, as is yours.”
ALAN DERSHOWITZ SAYS RE-ELECTION ACTIONS NOT IMPEACHABLE: The co-hosts react to the Trump impeachment attorney arguing that a quid pro quo done in belief it’s “in the public interest” is not impeachable conduct. https://t.co/z7k8OC4pV0 pic.twitter.com/ODaxhiGNtV
— The View (@TheView) January 30, 2020
US Democratic rivals trade pre-debate shots as Bloomberg faces major test
Sparring between Mike Bloomberg and the leading Democratic candidates erupted hours before Wednesday night’s debate, previewing what’s expected to be a tense night as the billionaire businessman meets his rivals onstage for the first time.
Both Bernie Sanders’ and Joe Biden’s campaigns took aim at Bloomberg, the former raising questions about the 78-year-old’s health and the latter pointing out reversals in Bloomberg’s stances on key issues.
Scottish government decries “devastating” effect post-Brexit border policy will have on economy
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon issued a call for a Scottish visa, which overseas workers could use to settle in the country and to bypass the Tories' proposed "points" immigration system.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon condemned the United Kingdom's new post-Brexit border policy after it was released Wednesday, saying new rules barring people designated as "unskilled" and those who don't speak English will devastate a number of Scotland's industries and worsen the country's depopulation crisis.
White House flack gets busted after claiming Trump ‘barely knows’ GOPer who took pardon offer to Assange
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham claimed on Wednesday that President Donald Trump "barely knows" former Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), who has been linked to a possible pardon for Julian Assange.
At a pre-trial hearing earlier on Wednesday, Assange asserted that he had been offered a pardon in exchange for publicly denying that Russia hacked Democratic National Committee servers during the 2016 election campaign.
Rohrabacher admitted in 2017 that he had tried to broker a deal between Assange and the White House.