Meghan McCain was one of many voices slamming Bill O’Reilly for his “gross and ghoulish” remarks about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health problems.
The co-host of ABC’s “The View” blasted the former Fox News host on Friday after he tweeted a reaction to reports about Ginsburg, who had surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her lung Friday while she was on the mend from rib fractures sustained in a fall last month.
McCain, who was a co-host on Fox News’s “Outnumbered” until 2017, slammed her former colleague and, invoking her Christian faith, called for prayers for a “speedy and healthy recovery” for the 85-year-old justice.
There’s really nothing more gross and ghoulish than people in the media pontificating on a public persons health and the hypothetical political ramifications of their death. Join me in praying for RBG to have a speedy and healthy recovery – we are Christians, aren’t we Bill? https://t.co/03qXbBzEKQ
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 21, 2018
O’Reilly came under heavy fire for his reaction to news of Ginsburg‘s surgery and for noting her failing health meant President Donald Trump could soon have another appointment to the Supreme Court.
Justice Ginsburg is very ill. Another Justice appointment inevitable and soon. Bad news for the left.
— Bill O’Reilly (@BillOReilly) December 21, 2018
Liberals rebuked the former host of “The O’Reilly Factor” who was fired from Fox News in 2017 over allegations of sexual harassment.
You didn’t think this tweet through, did you? https://t.co/4hfh3gnX1X
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) December 21, 2018
She’s beat cancer twice. Wishing ill on the health of your political adversaries is tasteless. Buzz off, Bill. https://t.co/5IIVw3eWYs
— Tiana Lowe (@TianaTheFirst) December 21, 2018
— Lawrence O’Donnell (@Lawrence) December 21, 2018
What an awful thing to say.
My best wishes and hopes to Justice RBG for her swift recovery. As she has shown again and again, she is tough as nails. https://t.co/CNJS9f0fVi
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) December 21, 2018
FUCK YOU, YOU FUCKING SEXUAL PREDATOR https://t.co/TTbGi5tKXq
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) December 21, 2018
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) December 21, 2018
Could’ve tried to hide your glee there, Billy. https://t.co/okVsRN0ohc
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) December 21, 2018
Many Twitter users applauded McCain’s remarks as well, referring to her late father, Sen. John McCain, in many comments.
Your Dad would b so proud of u @MeghanMcCain 🙏❤
— Austin ⛄🇺🇸 (@debi_austin) December 22, 2018
Thank you for always trying to be the grownup of your party its nice to know that decency didn’t leave this world with John McCain and George Herbert Walker Bush
— Johnathan C-137 (@ImTooBigTaFail) December 22, 2018
Well, I am not a fan of yours, Ms. McCain, but I give credit where credit is due – this is 100% spot on, and thank you for saying it.
— Jeagan Says Tick Tock (@jemkeegs) December 21, 2018
Yet amid the backlash at O’Reilly, some argued that he was only speaking out what many were already thinking in their heads.
Poor taste but it’s what folks are thinking.
— EdAsante (@EdAsante77) December 21, 2018
Not a fan of his but he didn’t really wish ill on her.
— BradyLand ⭐⭐⭐ (@DrunkenPromises) December 21, 2018
will you please point to the part where bill “”wished ill”” *on* rbg
ive been scouring his tweet and have yet to find the part where he “wished ill”
– or said he was gonna prick the rgb voodoo doll
— Federal Spy Guy (@FederalSpyGuy) December 21, 2018
Legitimately nothing he said is wrong.
“Justice Ginsberg is very ill” – Fact
“A new justice is imminent” – Fact
“Bad news for the left” – Absolute Fact
Sorry but none of this should be considered inflammatory in the slightest.
— 🅂🅃🄿🇺🇸 (@STP48315) December 21, 2018
Not sure what mental gymnastics you went through to figure @BillOReilly ‘s was wishing ill will on Ginsburg, but he wasn’t.
— Shep (@shep_35) December 21, 2018
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