Meghan McCain is growing weary over mainstream media tying Roseanne Barr to the Republican Party — and she made herself very clear on Friday's episode of "The View" that it is unacceptable.
During a segment discussing Barr's emotional interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, where Barr apologized for using a racial epithet against a former top Obama administration official, Rabbi Schmuley Boteach, the segment guest who also happens to be a close friend of Barr's, defended Barr.
He urged forgiveness and alleged Barr does not have a history of racism. That's when McCain finally had enough.
"So Rabbi, I understand everything you’re saying about forgiveness, but I’m a Republican on 'The View,' and every day, I come on here trying to tell people that Trump supporters and Republicans we're nuanced. It’s not just one blanket thing and I was so excited when [Roseanne's show] first came on and I really liked it because I thought it was a reflection of the middle of the country," McCain began.
"And the problem I have right now is: Roseanne is every gross stereotype I’m trying to get people to go away from," McCain continued. "Her tweet, a lot of the incendiary things she has said about Jewish people, obviously about Valerie Jarrett."
"So, it’s hard for me to come back, and it’s not even about forgiveness for me. It’s more that I don’t want her to be associated with the Republican party in any way," she explained.
Boteach addressed McCain's criticisms by noting that Barr's show, "Roseanne," was successful because in a time of hyper-partisanship it reminded Americans how America ought to be. He also reiterated that Barr does not have a history of racism, bigotry, or prejudice.
"She dressed up like Hitler with cookies that looked like Jewish people from the ovens. That’s not a kind person that would do something like that," McCain fired back, referring to a controversial photoshoot Barr did earlier this year.
That's when "The View" co-host Joy Behar interjected, defending Barr's apology as "sincere."
In response to Behar's defense, McCain said: "My issue is — people can choose to forgive what they want — I want [Barr] to stay the hell out of my lane in Republican politics because she's making everything worse."