Meghan McCain Gets Checked Yet Again On Live TV After Defending GOP Support Of Politician Accused Of Sex Trafficking
McCain just can't seem to learn that throwing a tantrum won't get her anywhere.
May 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm
On Tuesday's airing of the show, McCain was engaging in a conversation with her co-hosts about Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and his sex trafficking allegations. Gaetz is currently being investigated by the Justice Department for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a minor who he paid to travel with him, The New York Times reported.
The conversation erupted as McCain and co-host Joy Behar argued over the future of the Republican party. McCain, a devout Republican and arguably a staunch supporter of the party's antics, dug into Behar after she asked "What shall I call your party now?"
"If it's not the Republican Party, shall I call it the QAnon party?" Behar inquired, according to the Decider. "Who defends people like Matt Gaetz and goes against Liz Cheney? What are we supposed to call it?"
"I think you can call it whatever you want because your influence in the Republican Party is almost zero," McCain responded. "Again, as I've said on this show, it is for us to figure out amongst ourselves."
Behar, in search of clarification, asked her co-host "Really?"
Her reply set off McCain who fired back in an attempt to belittle Behar.
"What Republican is like 'Oh Joy Behar doesn't like my party? Oh God, I better stop voting for them now,'" McCain fired off.
"Hold on, Meghan," Behar said, correcting her fellow co-host who has offered her unsolicited advice on the Democratic Party more times than once.
McCain doubled down, assuring Behar that people in the party were "embarrassed" by Gaetz's actions, but placed responsibility on authorities to legally indict the representative and "convict him or whatever."
"I'm not a lawyer, they have to— the police have to arrest him. I don't know enough about it, but they have to arrest him and charge him. That's why he's still in Congress," she said.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg, who has also had her share of arguments with the proud Republican, tried to regain control of the conversation, talking over them and pushing ahead to a commercial break.
McCain has had her fair share of feuds with other hosts on the show, oftentimes due to her defense of conservative views and disrespectful tone and delivery.
In Jan. 2020, Goldberg firmly shut down McCain while discussing former President Donald Trump's impeachment, as Blavity previously reported.
"Girl, please stop talking," Goldberg said as McCain continued to speak over their co-host Sunny Hostin.