On Tuesday evening, conservative heiress Meghan McCain–daughter of the late Senator John McCain, wife of far-right FederalistPublisher Ben Domenech, and the one with the extreme martyr complex on The View –made an expression on Late Night .
What McCain–who, in case you’ve forgotten, is John McCain’s daughter–was there to promote, other than the artwork of neglecting uphill, I’m not entirely sure.
After discussing her coveted Saturday Night Live internship, which she undoubtedly received on merit, and name-dropping her papa a few times, she dished on what it was like to be mocked by Aidy Bryant on the sketch-comedy program. McCain revealed that she and Bryant went to the same high school( Xavier College Preparatory) and that she found the send-up to be ” funny ,” though both she and her husband were offended that she was illustrated as an “anti-vaxxer”( she wasn’t–that was former View co-host Jenny McCarthy, played by Emma Stone ).
Then Meyers get down to business, grilling McCain on her recent appearance on This Week With George Stephanopoulos , em> on which, one day after the Chabad of Poway synagogue shooting in San Diego, the prominent daughter attempted to tie Rep. Ilhan Omar’s( D-MN) tweets to the attack.
” When we’re having gossips about anti-Semitism, we should be looking at the most extreme on both sides ,” McCain said on This Week .” I would bring up Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and some of her notes that got so much attention, and in my opinion Nancy Pelosi wasn’t cruel enough on her for trafficking in anti-Semitic language, talking about’ All about the Benjamins’ and how Jewish beings had’ hypnotized’ the world .”
John McCain’s daughter was, of course, falsifying Rep. Omar’s statements, which were criticizing the Israeli lobby in America–not all Jews–and resembled similar words that have been made by congresspeople on both sides of the aisle. And again, her husband moves The Federalist , which regularly publishes anti-Semitic drivel.
” You is again, on a Sunday news show, was put forward her tweets again in the context of that shooting ,” said Meyers.” I do think it’s fairly risky, and you accompanied it up after Congresswoman Omar had also had some death threats against her. She’s obviously now territory she needs to be more careful with her usage. Don’t you think people who talk about her need to be a little bit more thoughtful as well? Or do you stand by those observes of confining her rhetoric to the synagogue shooting ?”
” I don’t think I confined her to it in particular ,” McCain replied (< em> she did ).” I think that I’m calling out what I see as anti-Semitic language .”
” But you called it out after she’d rationalized for it. I do want to establish the timeline ,” Meyers rung in.
” I don’t … I conclude the Democrats are fencing on this, and I think it’s very dangerous, and I reckon Chuck Schumer and I are in alignment about Israel’s stance in geopolitical politics–I think it’s of the utmost importance–and I envision she is bringing her party to the extreme … to the extremism on this ,” said McCain, stumbling over her straw males.
She computed,” I stand by every single thing I’ve said, and if that utters me unpopular in this room or in front of you, so be it .”
” Well, I don’t … See, that’s a odd act, that you can take the position of trying to be’ unpopular .’ Here I am trying to find the common ground on this ,” interpreted Meyers, trying to be diplomatic.
” Were you riled by her lingo about 9/11 ?” questioned McCain.
Cue Meyers:” I thought it was make out of context, and I think if you watched that whole pronunciation …”
McCain ended:” Would you leave President Trump the same leverage if he had said the same thing ?”
” Well, I would say that Donald Trump is certainly in no position to criticize her lingo on 9/11 based on the things that he’s said about 9/11, right ?” said Meyers, lending,” Let me clear the explanation between Donald Trump and Ilhan Omar, is one of them has apologized and said they’re gonna try to do better and they’re going to be educated by people who know about this–that’s what she said. And it’s an interesting thing when we have two Muslim women for the first time[ in Congress ], they do have a different perspective on stuffs, and when we speak of’ let’s try to meet in the middle on thoughts ,’ we have to listen to other people’s perspectives .”
Rep. Omar, for the record, was one of the congressional co-sponsors of a statement to reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund that aims to help first responders and their families–something that congressional Republican have repeatedly obstruction from being funded. In addition to his several lies about 9/11, and his mention that his building was now the tallest in Manhattan on the very day of the attacks( nothing of which he has apologized for ), Donald Trump’s only donation to a 9/11 donation in the wake of the terror attacks was $ 1,000 to a skimpy Scientology program.
Meyers then addressed how McCain was repeatedly conflating “Jews” with “Israel,” questioning,” Is there a route for beings to talk about differences in Israeli policy without coming formulated as anti-Semitic language ?”
” Yeah. I just think you can’t talk about Jews’ hypnotizing’ the nations of the world, talking about’ All About the Benjamins ,'” fuelled back McCain, again misrepresenting Omar’s tweets.
” You do remain bringing up the two tweets that she’s apologized for, and I think that’s a little biased to her ,” Meyers replied.
” Are you her publicist ?” called an fomented McCain.
“No,” Meyers calmly answered.” I’m just someone who was concerned about the fact that there’s someone out there who is in a minority, who has had death threats against her, and I think that we should all use the same language. You’re asking her to be careful about her speech and I’d expect everyone to be careful about theirs .”
UPDATE: Shortly after the interrogation aired, McCain’s husband Ben Domenech, benefactor and publisher of republican website The Federalist, went on an unhinged Twitter rant, leveling homophobic charges against the Late Night multitude, and announcing him a “piece of shit” and a “cuck.”