Elizabeth Warren is hiring, but Meghan McCain isn’t interested.
Warren made headlines after pledging to appoint women or nonbinary people to at least half of her cabinet if she wins her bid for the Oval Office, in a January 21 post titled Restoring Integrity and Competence to Government After Trump on Medium. “My administration will be committed to diversity and inclusion, starting on day one,” she wrote.
On Wednesday, The View co-hosts debated both Warren’s announcement and the concept in general, with Meghan McCain raising concerns that a Warren cabinet may not represent her beliefs or those of other conservatives.
“There’s this idea that in order to be a successful woman in politics it automatically means you’re a Democrat or it means that you’re liberal. The reason why I don’t like this with Elizabeth Warren? Okay, you’re going to fill a cabinet full of women? None of those women will probably represent my beliefs and my ideals,” said McCain.
She continued, “I want the best qualified person for whatever job in any place at any time, and I don’t think it’s me being reductive.”
The outspoken conservative added, “I actually think it’s what ended up hurting Hillary Clinton in the general election. I didn’t think [Warren] was stupid enough to repeat those mistakes but maybe she is.”
Panelist Joy Behar also expressed disapproval of Warren’s plan.
“I don’t subscribe to that idea that because you’re female you’re going to automatically be better than a guy—it’s not necessarily true,” said Behar, who then remarked, “Look at Betsy DeVos.”
Sunny Hostin didn’t agree with her two co-hosts and said Warren’s plan would be a better representation of the country. “In 2017 there are millions more women in our country than men. Why can’t the cabinet reflect our country?” she asked.