Ben Domenech, husband of “The View” co-host Meghan McCain, is not happy with a tense exchange on Tuesday night shared between his wife and liberal late-night comedian Seth Meyers.
Meyers confronted McCain about her criticisms of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in the interview, but McCain refused to back down.
Meyers brought up McCain’s criticisms of Omar and the fact that she brought up old tweets from Omar that many considered antisemitic following a recent synagogue shooting in California — Omar has publicly apologized for the tweets.
“I do think it’s fairly dangerous and you brought it up after Congresswoman Omar had some death threats against her,” said Meyers. “Do you think, you know, she has obviously now stated that she needs to be more careful with her language, don’t you think other people who talk about her need to be more thoughtful as well? Or do you stand by those comments of tying her to this, her rhetoric to this synagogue shooting?”
“I don’t think I tied her to it in particular,” McCain replied. “I’m calling out what I see as anti-Semitic language and when you’re talking about — ”
Meyers then jumped in and again brought up the fact that Omar has apologized for the controversial tweets.
“But even after, you called her out even after she apologized for it,” said Meyers. “I do want to establish the timeline.”
McCain went on to say that she is concerned about antisemitism rising in this country and Democrats aren’t doing enough to combat it within their own party.
“I stand by everything that I’ve said and if that makes me unpopular in this room or in front of you, so be it,” said McCain at one point.
The two then exchanged words over Omar’s controversial comments about 9/11 — an event the congresswoman summed up as “some people did something.”
Meyers said the comment was taken out of context, while McCain said Omar is getting too many passes from her own party and the media.
“It’s an interesting thing when we have two Muslim women for the first time, they do have a different perspective on things,” said Meyers. “And I think when we talk about the idea of ‘Let’s all try to meet in the middle on things,’ we have to listen to other people’s perspective.”
McCain shot back, “I agree, I work on ‘The View’ with Joy Behar every day. I listen to other people’s perspectives all the time.”
Again bringing up Omar’s apologies for past tweets, McCain asked Meyers if he was the congresswoman’s “publicist.” From there, the two found themselves at a standstill in the discussion and McCain eventually said, “What would make you happy coming out of my mouth right now? I’m genuinely curious.”
McCain’s husband is standing by her side following the tense discussion.
Domenech, the publisher of The Federalist, fired off a handful of tweets aimed at Meyers on Wednesday. The tweets accused Meyers of everything from antisemitism to being devoid of talent.
“I see that @sethmeyers, the untalented piece of s*** who only has his job because he regularly gargled Lorne Michaels’ balls, went after my wife tonight with his idiotic anti-Semitic bulls***,” he said.
Another tweet said that “Seth is an awful person who is known within the industry for how terrible he is. He is a monumental a**hole who is utterly unfunny. He deserves the mockery he receives from all the people who laugh at him.”
He also called Meyers a “cuck” in another tweet.
“Here is proof that white men get ahead despite their obvious lack of talent: it’s @sethmeyers, who would beg for a third of the viewers at @TheView. He’s awful, untalented, and a perfect definition of a cuck,” Domenech wrote.
Domenech later deleted his tweets and released a public statement clarifying some of his vulgar language.
“Seth Meyers is trash. I believe this steadfastly and have for years. He only has his job because of sucking up to the right people. He is an untalented hack. My reference was obviously metaphorical and that’s it,” he said.
Domenech later apologized for his tweets, but emphasized that he is no fan of Meyers.
I love my wife. I apologize for rage tweeting about how Seth Meyers treated her. I don't like him, I think he's a hack, but I shouldn't have done that. I'm sorry to anyone I offended.
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) May 8, 2019
“I love my wife. I apologize for rage tweeting about how Seth Meyers treated her. I don’t like him, I think he’s a hack, but I shouldn’t have done that. I’m sorry to anyone I offended,” he tweeted.
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