Meghan McCain's Comments For Republicans Are Turning Heads

Meghan McCain – who's had a stunning transformation — is a reliable conservative voice on ABC's "The View." The talk show host made some head-turning comments about the Republicans in Congress who voted to remove Representative Liz Cheney from her position as the third most powerful member of the party, which of course is very on-brand for McCain's unapologetic style (via The View). McCain, the daughter of the late Senator John McCain, spoke about the situation on "The View" and pointed out that Cheney's replacement, Representative Elise Stefanik, isn't as highly rated as conservative as Cheney is.

"By the way, Liz Cheney has a 78% rating from the American Conservative Union. Elise Stefanik has a 44% rating," McCain pointed out when she spoke about Cheney's ousting on the daytime talk show. According to USA Today, the Republicans in the House removed Cheney after she spoke out about the "Big Lie" — voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election and continued calling out the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol. The GOP members of the House cast their votes to remove Cheney, who is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, by secret ballot behind closed doors. As for the representative, she continued to hold her ground, telling her colleagues that former President Donald Trump is a threat to democracy (via The Hill).

Here's why Meghan McCain thinks young GOP leaders are failing

During the segment in question on "The View," Meghan McCain recalled doing a photoshoot with Representative Elise Stefanik for Elle Magazine's "30 Women at 30," and she was impressed with Stefanik at the time. However, because the representative has been "doubling, tripling, quadrupling down at the altar of Trumpism," McCain expressed her disappointment. She noted that the GOP is losing the millennial generation, and she accused Stefanik of not caring about anything other than power. 

"I think that's what's most disappointing to me in all of this, is that my generation of leadership is also failing us," she said. "If you just look at numbers and stats, we are bleeding millennials. It's a joke. So the idea that a millennial woman would know that and then still continue to double down in this way, I don't understand it." McCain went on to say that Stefanik was clearly motivated by power, and that she doubted the representative's intentions. "I don't believe that she actually believes what she's saying. I think she's just doing it for power, and that is, for me, the saddest moment of this morning," McCain said. 

Viewers responded to the tweet of McCain's segment on "The View's" official Twitter account. Several agreed with McCain about the irony of Liz Cheney's voting record falling more in line with the former president's, where Stefanik's record is less conservative. Others called out the co-host for continuing to support the Republican party.