Meghan McCain slams Marjorie Taylor Greene for making Republicans look like ‘psychotic barbarians’

Meghan McCain, left, and Marjorie Taylor Greene, pictured right.
Meghan McCain, left, accused Marjorie Taylor Greene, right, of”behaving like an animal.”

  • Meghan McCain has accused Marjorie Taylor Greene of “behaving like an animal.”
  • She also said that Greene is making all Republicans look like “psychotic barbarians.”
  • McCain’s Twitter thread was in response to a 2019 video of Greene harassing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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Meghan McCain slammed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for making all Republicans look like “psychotic barbarians,” the conservative co-host of ABC’s “The View” wrote on Twitter.

The daughter of the late Senator John McCain of Arizona also used the Twitter post to call out Greene for “behaving like an animal” in a now-deleted video of her antagonizing the New York lawmaker, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.

The quote tweet, posted on Friday night, was in response to a 2019 video showing the Georgia congresswoman taunting Ocasio-Cortez through her office’s mailbox.

This followed another more recent incident in which Greene aggressively pursued Ocasio-Cortez through the halls of Congress and shouted at her about her support for “terrorism” and “radical socialism,” according to witnesses.

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“You’re behaving like an animal – harassing AOC like this only gives democrats what they want which is to paint all of us like we’re psychotic barbarians,” McCain wrote on Friday night.

“Aside from the fact that this is just abusive and abhorrent behavior from anyone, let alone a sitting member of Congress,” she continued.

McCain’s criticism of Greene comes after Ocasio-Cortez referred to the controversial Republican lawmaker as “deeply unwell,” Insider’s Mia Jankowicz reported.

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‘The View’ co-host Meghan McCain complained that she doesn’t know when she’ll be able to get a vaccine and said Fauci should be fired

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“The fact that I, Meghan McCain, co-host of  “The View,” don’t know when or how I will be able to get a vaccine because the rollout for my age range and my health is so nebulous, I have no idea when and how I get it,” McCain said on Monday’s episode of “The View.”

  • Meghan McCain complained she hadn’t yet received the Covid-19 vaccine.
  • She also called for the removal of Dr. Anthony Fauci from the head of Biden’s Covid taskforce.
  • Experts remain cautious about making recommendations around the vaccine. 
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Meghan McCain complained about her lack of access to the coronavirus vaccine and called for Dr. Anthony Fauci’s ouster on “The View” on Monday.

McCain showed a clip of Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser for Covid-19, speaking with CNN’s Dana Bash in which Bash asked if it would be safe for her vaccinated parents to spend time with her children. Fauci said he wasn’t ready to make recommendations yet. 

Noting that it had been a year since Americans had gone into quarantine, McCain went on to complain about the lack of clear messaging around coronavirus. “I want to be responsible and obviously wait my turn,” she said, “but this rollout has been a disaster.”

“The fact that I, Meghan McCain, co-host of ‘The View,’ don’t know when or how I will be able to get a vaccine because the rollout for my age range and my health is so nebulous, I have no idea when and how I get it,” she said, seemingly implying that her status as a television host should grant her special access to information about the vaccine. 

Speaking directly to the camera, McCain went on to say that President Trump was to blame for much of the way the virus spread over the past year, but “now we’re in the Biden administration and I, for one, would like something to look forward to and to hope for because if getting the vaccine means that just nothing changes and we have to wait another few years until everyone gets it, there’s already a lot of people not getting it.”

She went on to say that she believed the Biden administration should remove Fauci, apparently angered because “he can’t tell me that if I get the vaccine if I’ll be able to have dinner with my family.”

“So I’m over Dr. Fauci. I think we need to have more people giving more opinions and honestly quite frankly, I think the Biden administration should remove him and put someone in place that does understand science or can talk like these other countries about how we can be more like these other places that are doing this successfully.”

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Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser for Covid-19, said he believed Americans would be wearing masks into next year.

Several hours after the show aired, McCain appeared to double down on her sentiments in a tweet.

 

When asked by Bash on Sunday when he thought things would be getting “back to normal,” Fauci said that he could imagine Americans wearing masks into next year.

“You know, I think it is possible that that’s the case and, again, it really depends on what you mean by normality. I don’t want to be making a recommendation now on public TV,” he said. “I would want to sit down with the team and take a look at that.”

Experts say that people should remain cautious and vigilant, even after receiving the vaccine.

“Immunity is not an on/off switch; it’s a dial,” Eric Lofgren, an infectious disease epidemiologist at Washington State University, told The New York Times. “If you’re below herd immunity, the virus is still happily circulating in the population and there’s always a chance the vaccine isn’t working for you.”

The CDC recommends that people continue to wear masks and practice social distancing even after receiving the vaccine because we “don’t yet know whether getting a COVID-19 vaccine will prevent you from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to other people, even if you don’t get sick yourself.”

Insider has reached out to McCain for comment.

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‘Go to hell’: Meghan McCain slams Arizona GOP for attacking her late father

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Meghan McCain.

  • Meghan McCain, a co-host of ABC’s “The View,” berated the Arizona GOP on Saturday for a tweet critical of her late father, longtime US Sen. John McCain.
  • After the Arizona GOP tweeted that they were “never going back to the party of [Sen.] McCain,” Meghan McCain said that the person “running this twitter account can go to hell.”
  • She also mocked the Arizona GOP’s performance this past November, with President-elect Joe Biden flipping the state to the Democratic column and Democrat Mark Kelly defeating appointed GOP Sen. Martha McSally.
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Meghan McCain, a co-host of ABC’s “The View,” berated the Arizona GOP on Saturday for a tweet critical of her late father, longtime US Sen. John McCain.

McCain, a vocal Republican, was angered by a tweet that slammed the legacy of her late father, who was the 2008 Republican presidential nominee and represented the state in the US Senate from 1987 until his death in August 2018.

“As the sun sets on 2020, remember that we’re never going back to the party of [Mitt] Romney, [Jeff] Flake, and [John] McCain,” the Arizona GOP’s official Twitter account stated. “The Republican Party is now, and forever will be, one for the working man and woman! God bless.”

McCain responded: “Honestly whomever is running this twitter account can go to hell.”

She also mocked the GOP’s statewide performance this past November, adding: “How’d that work out on Election Day in Arizona?”

In the most recent election, President-elect Joe Biden became the first Democratic presidential nominee to win the state since Bill Clinton in 1996. Democrat Mark Kelly was also elected to the Senate, beating appointed GOP Sen. Martha McSally to fill the remainder of Sen. McCain’s term in the Senate.

Cindy McCain, Sen. McCain’s widow, endorsed Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

Over the past few years, Meghan McCain has often lamented the direction of the GOP under Trump, as her father was a constant target of attacks from the president.

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Less than a month ago, McCain criticized Trump on Twitter for calling her late father “one of the most overrated people in D.C.”

“Two years after he died, you still obsess over my dad,” she wrote. “It kills you that no one will ever love you or remember you like they loved and remember him. He served his country with honor, you have disgraced the office of the presidency. You couldn’t even pull it out in Arizona.”

Sen. McCain, who withdrew his support of Trump in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, was also the pivotal vote that kept the Affordable Care Act largely in place, which has angered the president for years.

Since the death of Sen. McCain and the retirement of former Sen. Jeff Flake, the Arizona GOP has shifted further right.

Kelli Ward, chair of the Arizona Republican Party, has had an acrimonious relationship with the McCain family, having run a scorched-earth primary campaign against the late senator for the 2016 GOP Senate nomination, which she lost. McCain was reelected to a sixth term in the Senate that fall.

A Navy lieutenant and prisoner of war in Vietnam, Sen McCain rose to become one of the most influential and well-known senators in the body, maintaining a strong focus on defense and foreign affairs.

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