For once, Meghan McCain seemed to be in agreeance with her “The View” co-hosts this week while discussing President Donald Trump’s latest pick for the U.S. Supreme Court.
McCain and her co-hosts weighed in this week following Trump’s Monday announcement of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his second U.S. Supreme Court justice pick. The ladies reacted to the nomination and discussed what it could mean for hot-button issues like abortion that are set to go before the court.
Co-host Sunny Hostin seemed satisfied with the president’s pick, describing Kavanaugh as a “moderate conservative.”
“He’s well, well qualified,” Hostin said of Kavanaugh, 53, who attended Yale Law School and later served under President George W. Bush. “A lot of people are saying he’s so conservative but I think he’s a moderate conservative … If you look at some of the decisions Kavanaugh wrote on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, some of his brethren were even more far right.”
McCain agreed, adding that she was surprised to see Trump pick the “swampiest of swamp creatures” from the Bush Administration serve on the Supreme Court. Going forward, she stressed the importance of watching for moderate Republicans like Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski and red state Democrats, like Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Donnelly, as they’ll likely face outside pressure to break party lines to confirm Kavanaugh.
“When you have people like [Heidi] Heitkamp and [Joe] Manchin who are up for re-election right now in blood red states that went hard for Trump, it’s gonna be interesting to see if they’re going to be able to vote for him.”
The discussion soon turned to whether Kavanaugh would overturn Roe v. Wade and essentially dismantle a woman’s right to choose, which McCain didn’t consider a plausible fear like her co-host Joy Behar.
“I would say for people like you Joy who are probably freaking out that Roe v. Wade is going to be overturned — it’s not like Judge Jeanine Pirro,” who McCain said she once thought was a possible Supreme Court pick.
That’s when host Whoopi Goldberg chimed in, urging folks to show up to the polls if they were really concerned about protecting women’s reproductive rights, among other issues.
“In the Supreme Court, you don’t always get what you want when you want it,” Goldberg said. “I think if people are really concerned about Roe v. Wade, they need to start talking locally to the people in your state. If you’re concerned about it — because the bottom line is we know, if a woman wants an abortion, she will find a way to get one.”
“That’s why all of this came about in the first place,” she added. “Let’s remember that.”
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