During a Wednesday monologue on “The View,” Meghan McCain slammed House Republicans for contemplating replacing GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY). Cheney has repeatedly refuted President Donald Trump’s claims that the election was stolen and voted in favor of impeaching Trump earlier this year.
According to McCain, Trump supporters in the House are going after Cheney because she refused to stay in line with “Cheeto Jesus” and his positions.
“What’s happening is — it’s very clear, and I’m going to be a little crass — they’re shiving her for her going on television multiple times and saying the election wasn’t stolen and for refusing to debase herself to Cheeto Jesus,” she said.
The co-host made the argument that pushing Cheney out of leadership would alienate moderate, educated women like herself.
“I have spent the past five years of my life trying to accept, understand, and include the MAGA base of this party, and the message that’s being sent by the highest member[s] of Republicans in Congress is that women like me and Liz Cheney, who refuse to bend the knee to President Trump, but still remain loyal Republicans, we don’t have a place in this party. We are worthless; we are not worth fighting for to keep,” McCain said.
Instead of forcing Cheney out, McCain said the Republican Party should be focused on midterm elections and the radical agenda President Joe Biden has launched, including a massive expansion of government. She cited the four Senate seats — in Arizona, Colorado, and two in Georgia — that Democrats successfully flipped as evidence of the need to fight the other side, not each other.
“I feel very defensive of Liz Cheney and, if you do this — which it looks like they’re going to do — I promise you there will be consequences. One way or another, there’s [sic] going to be consequences,” the co-host said. “So go ahead, go ahead in this sausage fest of MAGA up on Capitol Hill, pull her out and put another woman in who will do and say anything you want for President Trump: the election wasn’t stolen, he’s Jesus, it’s only Trumpism going forward.”
“See where this lands us in midterms,” McCain said. “I’m absolutely furious.”
.@MeghanMcCain: “The message that’s being sent by the highest member of Republicans in Congress is that women like me and Liz Cheney, who refuse to bend the knee to President Trump but still remain loyal Republicans — we don’t have a place in this party.” pic.twitter.com/9U8XqlaYUZ
— The View (@TheView) May 5, 2021
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