Meghan McCain lashed out at the media during Thursday's broadcast of "The View," saying that they would be better advised to examine President Joe Biden's administration rather than targeting Trump allies and re-litigating issues that took place months ago.
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During the show's "Hot Topics" segment, McCain and the other co-hosts addressed Georgia Republican Reps. Jody Hice and Andrew Clyde for their remarks on the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot.
Both Nice and Clyde have insisted that no "insurrection" took place in Washington, D.C.
Clyde has said, "There was no insurrection, and calling it an 'insurrection,' in my opinion, is a bold-faced lie."
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg fired back, "What was he smoking?"
Co-host Sara Haines began, "This is a strategy. The broken recording, this is something [former President Donald] Trump did leading up to his election, it's what he did through his whole administration, and what he continues to do. 'If I say it enough, it'll be come true, or at least it'll appear to be true and people will start to believe it.'"
McCain, for her part, began, "Well, this happened four months ago, and we've been talking about it for four months, and I've made my perspective on this absolutely crystal clear: I think it's horrific. I don't believe the 'Big Lie.' We've talked about Liz Cheney at length."
Continuing, McCain turned to what many people say are the missteps of the Biden administration — including the ongoing U.S. southern border crisis and inflation — and said that the media should pay attention to what's affecting the lives of America right now.
“You know what's also a strategy, Sara? A strategy is not focusing on anything the Biden administration is doing right now that is leading this country into crisis," McCain said. “There's a crisis at the border, inflation rates are sky-high, the Middle East is on fire, unemployment is crazy, and a lot of Americans can't figure out how they're gonna get gas in their car. These are real problems. It's like the '70s all over again."
She continued, "I think there's a strategy going on that the media doesn't want to focus on anything bad happening in the Biden administration. And I implore everyone who works in this industry — just because Trump was so bad doesn't mean this is good!"
Doubling down on the remarks, McCain insisted, "There are real meat-and-potatoes issues impacting average Americans, who are also frightened, and I think we should be focusing on that, versus re-litigating something that happened four months ago."