The day after a mob of Trump supporters stormed, defaced, damaged and looted the U.S. Capitol building, Meghan McCain spoke emotionally on Thursday’s episode of The View.
“You are not patriots, you do not represent America, you are scum of the earth,” she said, addressing those involved directly. “[You] are using and abusing and bastardizing all that I love and have grown up with for your own sick agenda.”
McCain did not mince words about the president’s role in the unprecedented insurrection.
“He is clearly a president who has turned into a mad king,” she said. “I’m calling on all
Republicans and conservatives who still have clout, we have to invoke the 25th Amendment. We cannot withstand this.”
MEGHAN MCCAIN: You are not patriots. You do not represent America. You are scum of the Earth who are using and abusing and bastardizing all that I love and have grown up with for your own sick agenda.
- The day after a Trump incited mob stormed, defaced, damaged, and looted the nation's capital, Meghan McCain spoke emotionally about the insurrection on Thursday's episode of "The View." And she did not mince words about the president's direct role in the unprecedented disruption.
MEGHAN MCCAIN: He is clearly a president who has turned into a mad king. And at this point, I'm calling on all Republicans and conservatives who still have clout. We have to invoke the 25th Amendment. We cannot withstand this.
- On Thursday morning, Senator Chuck Schumer, the presumptive Senate majority leader, issued a statement calling for Vise President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment. That Amendment allows for the removal of a president should he be deemed unfit for office. On "The View," McCain expanded her criticism to include the president's daughter who, in a now deleted tweet, addressed the mob as patriots. McCain was outraged, given that her father, the late senator, was a veteran.
MEGHAN MCCAIN: Ivanka Trump called these people patriots. I am a patriot. I come from a patriotic family. I come from a family of service, as does everyone on this show. You are hurting our country. You are becoming a national embarrassment. And we have to get him out immediately because this cannot stand.