The View pays lip service to bipartisanship with its cast’s inclusion of Meghan McCain, who serves as a token Republican on the panel.
But McCain is as anti-Trump as it comes, so when it comes to impeachment, the perspectives are fairly one-sided. That is, until Thursday.
With the show returning to live broadcast, Meghan McCain shocked the audience by launching into a white-hot indictment of Democrat impeachment strategy.
It wasn’t pro-Trump, but it did give him some (grudging) credit.
“One of the things that I pride myself in is we can’t get sucked into the beltway in the media circles,” McCain said. “What I saw last night on the debate stage is not going to be good enough to beat him. You all are very convinced he’s crazy, he’s whatever. He’s always been crazy like a fox. I knew he was going to win in 2016 and I’m telling you right now if you think this impeachment hearing and everything with Sondland and the 30,000 cast of characters every day —”
“Okay, we got to go,” Joy Behar interrupted.
McCain kept going, “— Is ticking lower and lower on ratings. If you think this is enough to have it locked and loaded you are naive and —”
Behar tried again. “I would like to see these people answer subpoenas Giuliani, Bolton and Pompeo,” she said.
“You’re not listening to me,” McCain pushed back. “Do you know what matters is the electoral college which is what you all should be focusing on.”
Watch the moment here: