The day after a mob of Trump supporters stormed, defaced, damaged and looted the U.S. Capitol building, Meghan McCain spoke emotionally on Thursday’s episode of The View.
“You are not patriots, you do not represent America, you are scum of the earth,” she said, addressing those involved directly. “[You] are using and abusing and bastardizing all that I love and have grown up with for your own sick agenda.”
McCain did not mince words about the president’s role in the unprecedented insurrection.
“He is clearly a president who has turned into a mad king,” she said. “I’m calling on all Republicans and conservatives who still have clout, we have to invoke the 25th Amendment. We cannot withstand this.”
McCain’s plea was echoed on Thursday morning by Senator Chuck Schumer — the presumptive Senate Majority Leader — who issued a statement calling for Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment. That amendment allows for the removal of a president should he be deemed unfit for office.
The people who did this are animals and should be tried to the full extent of the law as the domestic terrorists they are. This will not stand. https://t.co/bwYupT218M
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) January 7, 2021
McCain expanded her criticism to include the president’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, who in a now-deleted tweet addressed the mob as patriots. McCain was outraged, given that her father, the late senator and a frequent target of Trump, was a veteran.
“Ivanka Trump called these people patriots. I am a patriot. I come from a patriotic family. I come from a family of service,” she said, adding, “You are hurting our country. You are becoming a national embarrassment, and we have to get [Trump] out immediately because this cannot stand.”
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