The daughter of the late Sen. John McCain, who spent both his final years in office and even his death obsessively lashing out against President Donald Trump, appears to be following in her father’s footsteps. In fact, some might even argue that her anti-Trump rage is even worse than that of her dad.
During Monday’s episode of “The View,” which she now co-hosts, the late senator’s daughter Meghan McCain praised the Democrat Party’s most radical member, socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, because of the cow-fart-fearing freshman’s interest in digging up Trump’s tax returns.
“So while he’s talking collusion, collusion, collusion, I think, in Oversight, we should be talking about taxes, taxes, taxes, and his bank account, his bank account, his bank account, his financial statements, statements, statements,” AOC, a member of the House Oversight Committee, said Monday to reporters.
McCain, who purports to be a conservative, agreed.
“I think for me, it’s hard to tune into which investigation is going on,” she initially complained. “There’s one for Robert Mueller, the Southern District of New York, the District of Columbia, Eastern District of Virginia, New York City, New York state, and the House Judiciary Committee.”
“So there’s a lot of investigations going on. And I do think Democrats are throwing out to see if something sticks. There is the possibility that they could get out over their skis or overshoot the runway and possibly do what happened to Bill Clinton in the ‘90s. I’m sort of sick of living in hypotheticals.”
She added that she’d love to see special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian collusion report be “released right this second” so she can find out what really happened.
It’s already known with near certainty that Mueller has found no evidence to corroborate allegations that the president colluded with Russian operatives to affect the outcome of the 2016 election.
McCain then turned her attention to AOC’s statement to reporters.
“She’s on the right track,” she said. “Stop worrying about collusion. And again, I’m highly critical of her, but on this stuff in particular, I think she’s tonally where Democrats should be.”
McCain’s far-left co-host Sunny Hostin concurred, saying, “I’ve been saying it from the very beginning. I’ve been saying this is about campaign finance law, the hush money.”
Except Trump’s hush money payments during the election via his then-attorney, Michael Cohen, to various women to stay silent about their extramarital affairs weren’t illegal, according to legal experts such as Alan Dershowitz.
“The law is clear that the president may contribute to his own campaign. … It is not a crime to contribute to your own campaign. [Even] if he had written a letter to these two women saying, ‘You’re going to hurt me in my campaign, I’m going to pay you $150,000 to help me get elected president and you have to keep it quiet, it’s hush money.’ It’s not a crime,” he noted last summer.
If paying hush money were illegal, a slew of current congressmen would be in prison right now.
“[T]he American public’s perception of having an affair with a porn star right after your wife just had a baby — he didn’t want the American people to know that about him,” Hostin continued Monday.
Being a lousy husband isn’t illegal …
“I think we need to look at the emoluments clause, the fact that he’s still lining his pockets and putting his financial interests before the interests of our country. I think that is where we need to go. If you’re the Oversight Committee, that’s what you need to focus on,” she concluded.
A few minutes later in the program, CNN political commentator Ana Navarro, who also purports to be a conservative, returned to the collusion narrative.
“The Intelligence Committee, I think, has a duty to investigate whether this campaign of Trump’s colluded with Russia. And what in the hell is this compromise that they’ve got on him that he keep coddling to this, you know, murderous dictator, oligarch in Russia?” she said.
“Is that a crime, though?” McCain then asked. “It makes me angry as well. Because I actually think if you collude with a foreign adversary — but it is not a crime.”
Note how she made no attempts to refute Navarro’s patently false narrative about Trump coddling up to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The president has in fact been significantly tougher on Russia than his predecessor, former President Barack Hussein Obama.
It’s unclear whether McCain is hoping that some sort of damning evidence is uncovered and Trump’s booted from office, or whether she was just offering objective analysis Monday.
What’s known is that many among the conservative base don’t view her as a fellow conservative anymore:
When will we get a conservative host on this show? These two are too liberal and hate Trump.
— Maggie Bowlin (@TexasRose6DFW) March 5, 2019
Meghan is no different than her dad. Fake republican
— Kinh Nguyen (@kinh_nguyen9) March 5, 2019
Yes the CABAL loves him! Sorry Meghan… we know about the songbird and the fake Russian Dosier ?… please stop pretending to be a Republican and putting down our fairly elected president and his family. Thank you.
— ♥️Casey??? (@nybestseller7) February 16, 2019
Meghan McCain says she no longer calls herself a Republican, because of Trump. Another fake Republican, just like her father (RIP).
— Danny Stommels (@Alzira64) January 28, 2019
Like father like daughter, petty, fake and unnecessary.
Meghan McCain says she no longer calls herself a Republican, cites Trump’s influence on partyhttps://t.co/mBwvdj8AsH
— Kevin McNamee (@C4Mac) January 28, 2019
They were right about McCain saying she no longer calls herself a Republican. Yet just like other purported conservatives such as MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, she continues to claim she’s a conservative.
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