McCain Has Embarrassing Twitter Meltdown After On-Air Confrontation

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As the United States continues to hurtle through the impeachment process that House Democrats launched following revelations of President Donald Trump’s Ukraine quid pro quo plot, tensions remain high. This week, an episode of the politics and culture-focused talk show The View devolved into somewhat of a shouting match in which co-host Whoopi Goldberg told fellow co-host Meghan McCain to be quiet. At the time, she melodramatically replied that she’d stay quiet for the rest of the show. Now, she’s spoken out on Twitter about the incident, where she insisted that there’s some kind of melodramatic importance to her on-air rants against impeachment.

She tweeted:

‘Dems and Rs alike need to confront the ugly truth: both parties are failing to be impartial jurors. I won’t be quiet, even if the reality reflects poorly on the entire political establishment. I have a responsibility to speak for the 50% that feels media doesn’t represent them… Pointing out things that are true is part of my job even if it angers people and even if it’s politically inconvenient.’

Despite her attempt at both sides-ism that the president she’s supposedly critical of popularized after Charlottesville racism-fueled violence, there is no evidence for her claim that Democrats are not being impartial jurors. They brought witness after witness into the public to make their case. They released transcript after transcript from the testimony sessions that they held privately. The basic facts can not be disputed — Trump held up military aid for Ukraine while also pressuring them to investigate his domestic political rivals. Yet, disputing the basic facts is exactly what the GOP keeps doing.

They’re also disputing the implications of those facts. For instance, one of their key arguments has been that since Trump said there was no pressure on Ukraine, then he must be innocent — but defendants’ pleas of not guilty have never ended cases.

Still, Republicans including McCain are desperately trying to make some kind of case. Along with her tweets this week, she included a screenshot of polls showing public opposition to removing Trump from office — which is less than one percent ahead of support of removal. Meanwhile, support for impeachment itself (as distinct from removal) remains higher than its opposition. That’s not exactly some kind of overwhelming consensus, although McCain claimed that “Americans who aren’t part of the overwhelmingly anti-conservative media deserve to have their views represented,” despite the fact that there is still no evidence for a systematic silencing of conservative viewpoints or whatever. McCain is grasping at straws.

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