ABC’s “The View” co-host Meghan McCain took a shot at Roseanne Barr on Friday, telling her to stay out of Republican politics because she represents every bad stereotype that is associated with the party.
McCain’s comments came after Barr appeared on Fox News with Sean Hannity on Thursday to discuss her racist tweet about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett.
Speaking to Rabbi Schmuley Boteach, McCain said, “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 Trump supporters and Republicans were 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.”
“And the problem I have right now is: Roseanne is every gross stereotype I’m trying to get people away from,” McCain continued. “Her tweet, a lot of the incendiary things she has said about Jewish people, and 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,” McCain stated.
Boteach pushed back by highlighting the show’s initial success and stating that Barr did not have a history of bigotry, prejudice, or racism.
“She dressed up like Hitler with cookies that looked like Jewish people from the ovens,” McCain fired back. “That’s not a kind person that would do something like that.”
Leftist Joy Behar came to Barr’s defense, sticking up for her after her apology on Hannity’s show, saying that it was “sincere.”
McCain drove a nail into Behar’s defense, pointing out that her issue with Barr isn’t whether or not she has asked for forgiveness, rather, she wants Barr to “stay the hell out of my lane in Republican politics because she’s making everything worse.”