Co-host of “The View” Meghan McCain blew up on “Late Night” with Seth Meyers after the host came to the defense of Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar.
The conversation went awry when Meyers commented on how others referencing Omar was a danger to the Democrat.
“I do think it’s fairly dangerous and you brought it up after Congresswoman Omar had some death threats against her,” Meyers said. “Do you think, you know, she has obviously now stated that she needs to be more careful with her language, don’t you think other people who talk about her need to be more thoughtful as well? Or do you stand by those comments of tying her to this, her rhetoric to this synagogue shooting?”
“I don’t think I tied her to it in particular,” McCain began to reply. “I’m calling out what I see as anti-Semitic language and when you’re talking about — “
“But even after, you called her out even after she apologized for it,” Meyers interrupted. “I do want to establish the timeline.”
“I think that Democrats are hedging on this and I think it’s very dangerous,” McCain pushed. “And I think [Senate Minority Leader] Chuck Schumer and I are in alignment about Israel’s stance in geopolitical politics. I think it is of the utmost importance and I think she is bringing her party to extremism on this. And I think we have to look to Europe and what’s happening over there and in British politics. Anti-Semitism is very common and I see it happening over there and I worry about it happening over here. I stand by everything that I’ve said and if that makes me unpopular in this room or in front of you, so be it.”
While the conversation moved along for a short period it eventually made it back to the same topic with Meyers calling out McCain for continuing to reference the outrageous thing Omar has said.
“You do keep bringing up the two tweets she apologized for,” Meyers told McCain, “and I think it’s a little unfair to her, especially because — “
“Are you her publicist?” McCain clapped back. “Are you her press person?”
“No,” Meyers answered. “I’m just someone who cares about the fact that there’s someone out there who is in a minority, who has had death threats against her, and I think we should all use the same language that you’re asking her to be careful about her language. And I would ask that everyone to be careful about theirs.”