During a Monday discussion on “The View,” co-host Meghan McCain said that the media need to show respect to Trump supporters.
Co-host Sunny Hostin sparked the discussion when she suggested that President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the election was a “coup.”
“I think that rhetoric is dangerous,” McCain said.
McCain even noted that Washington shows no signs of slowing down Joe Biden’s inauguration.
“I’m here in D.C., they’re setting up for the inauguration right now… there’s not going to be martial law. Things like that just scare people,” she said, as reported by HuffPo.
While the daughter of the late Arizona senator believed that Biden’s win was “fair and valid,” she believed that rhetoric should be more respectful to Trump voters.
“The rhetoric in the media needs to be more respectful of Trump voters, and I think that’s how we got to this place to begin with,” she said. “And going forward in 2021, I think that we need to be respectful of the 70 million Americans that for whatever reason, did not feel that they could in good faith pull the trigger for President Biden and Vice President Harris.”
Whoopi Goldberg countered McCain’s assertions by arguing that Trump and his supporters should respect Biden voters as well by not trying to overturn the election.
“In terms of respect, respect the people who voted for Biden and let him take his place,” Goldberg said. “People always want respect, but they don’t want to give it.”
Though Meghan McCain did not endorse a candidate during the election, she expressed concern over Joe Biden’s pro-abortion views, which includes overturning the Hyde Amendment to ensure taxpayer-funded abortions.
“I hate President Trump, and I think everybody else knows that, but there are some policies on the Left specifically with Senator Kamala Harris right now having to do with abortion,” Meghan McCain told former Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich. “She co-sponsored a bill opposing any limits at all when you can get an abortion and it’s a big break from Joe Biden’s past positions. And the Biden-Harris campaign is also running on taxpayer funding for abortions.”
“I was surprised at this, including those after 20 weeks. You’re pro-life, and I know that. You were pro-life in politics as am I,” she continued. “It’s a big, big part of who I am and my platform, and I don’t think taxpayers should be funding abortions for women who are as pregnant as I am right now. So how would you push back against a voter like me who’s concerned about things like this in a possible Biden/Kamala administration?”
Despite those reservations, McCain congratulated Joe Biden upon the media declaring him the president-elect, hailing him as a decent and moral man.
“Congratulations Mr. President!” she wrote. “[Joe Biden] – one of the truly decent and moral men I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. Please lead our nation bravely towards healing and bipartisanship.”