Meghan McCain Complains She’s “Exhausted” By Partisanship In Race Discussions
According to Fox News, “The View” co-host Meghan McCain is “really disheartened that we can’t even come together to try and make changes” regarding police violence and racial discrimination.
- McCain “claimed her own show was framing the debate about police reform in a needlessly partisan way,” reported Fox News.
- The panelists discussed police reforms being advanced by President Trump and also led by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC). One of the co-hosts, Joy Behar, “pointed out that Republicans only had one black US Senator and suggested that Scott was wrong to push back on the idea of systemic racism,” Fox News continued.
"First, I think there's a few things to hit here," McCain said in response. "The first one is when people say Tim Scott is the only black senator on the Republican side, well, Democrats only have two. You have Kamala Harris and Cory Booker so let's stop, please stop acting like there's great bipartisan representation in the Senate. It's despicable there aren't more people of color on both sides in all races. It's a huge problem in our representation but it's not just singularly a Republican one."
- McCain had previously “revealed that a lot of her frustration on the show comes from the audience, which she says inappropriately attacks her comments,” the report said.
“The audience is extremely combative,” McCain stated. “I’m paid to give a different view and so I would like us all – when people come – to roll it back because again, I'm trying to do a very complicated job.”
McCain said she feels all these political arguments are exhausting.
“I know I’m exhausted and the country is exhausted, to try to enact reform right now, and this is the best opportunity, as George Floyd’s lawyer said yesterday on the show,” she said. “This is the best time in history to do it, and I think we should all just come together, and please stop making this so partisan, because I, for one, am truly exhausted with it.”
- McCain expressed discontent when Sunny Hostin claimed the reforms offered by the White House did not go far enough. “I think some of the criticism you gave, Sunny, is valid, but how about we all continue to try to improve instead of just crapping all over Republicans for saying we’re doing nothing or it’s not good enough?” McCain said.
“Yes, all this criticism, Whoopi, you and Sunny, 100 percent valid,” she added. “The chokehold thing is a big deal, I don’t understand why that’s not in it, either. Let’s continue the conversation, that’s why bills have amendments on the floor, and this is a bipartisan process. Please stop knocking Republicans this morning for some people not trying. This is an intense awakening for Republicans the past few weeks, and I don’t appreciate that tease coming into the show.”