Meghan McCain has a message for the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week: you will be held accountable. On Monday morning, The View co-host insisted that the “domestic terrorists” who broke into the Capitol should be treated similarly to “actual terrorists” who have attacked the country in the past. “We need to consider all the possibilities,” said McCain. “I’m not against sending these people to Gitmo.”
This morning, McCain renewed her calls for Republicans to either invoke the 25th Amendment or impeach President Trump in the wake of last week’s violence at the Capitol. In a somewhat surprising turn, McCain disagreed with Sara Haines, who said that Congress should wait to begin impeachment proceedings until after Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office, and instead argued that Congress must “send a direct message, Republicans and Democrats,” to insurgents. “There have to be ramifications for what happened,” said McCain. “This is one of the worst domestic terror attacks in our history.”
McCain noted that while some “conservatives have been calling this out,” she expects more from her fellow Republicans. “Facts are stubborn things. Normally, I say it in relationship to Democrats; now I’m saying it to Republicans,” she said. “If President Obama had incited this kind of riot … there would be absolute bedlam, worse than we’re seeing now.”
“There has to be intellectual consistency on this. We always go on TV and say, ‘We’re the party of law and order. We are the party of ideals,’” continued McCain. “So, why is it different when it’s MAGA supporters? I think that’s where I’m really confused right now. Because if we let this stand and we don’t have — I’m 100% for impeachment, the 25th Amendment, anything and everything to get him out now — the existential threat of violence, it’s still here.”
After the commercial break, McCain doubled down, insisting that “we need to treat domestic terrorists the way we treat actual terrorists,” even if that means sending them to Guantanamo Bay detention camp. “These are domestic terrorists that attacked our own republic,” she concluded. “They should be treated the same way we treat Al-Qaeda.”
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