The Friday edition of ABC's The View daytime show has made waves online after one of its co-hosts Meghan McCain, the daughter of late Senator John McCain, alleged that US Vice President Kamala Harris "sounded like a moron" during her 7 June interview with NBC.
.@SenJoniErnst tells @TheView it’s “imperative” that Vice Pres. Harris visits the U.S.-Mexico border: “The longer she waits, the harder it is for her to explain why she hasn’t gone to view this crisis herself.”— The View (@TheView) June 11, 2021
“Let’s figure out the solution.” https://t.co/f8u2wbJuik pic.twitter.com/dpFYhkqUcH
McCain specifically criticised Harris for once again dodging questions about her refusal to visit the US-Mexico border to assess the situation with rampant illegal immigration there. During her conversation with NBC's Lester Holt, Harris insisted that she does not discount "the importance of the border".
However, the late senator daughter's comments did not go down well with all of the viewers. Some of them supported her views, claiming they have never doubted that Harris not only sounds like but actually is a "moron".
Sounded? Pretty sure she is one— Michael (@mikeyprattico2) June 12, 2021
Tell us something we didn't know.— Ken (@blueeyes1520li) June 12, 2021
Most netizens, however, condemned Meghan McCain's comment, noting that such a description better fits The View co-host rather than the US vice president.
Moron? How can Meghan McCain call anyone a moron when some of us think she doesn’t have a grasp on reality herself. If you want respect you really do need to give respect. It’s immature and childish to name call someone much more accomplished than yourself. Poor Meghan.— Stella Parton (@StellaParton) June 11, 2021
Several Twitterians found the daytime show host's criticism of Harris "ironic" since she had previously been quite vocal about her intention to vote for Joe Biden (and naturally his ticket).
Well I’m sure Meghan voted for this………— L (@Electricturd) June 12, 2021
Meghan McCain calling Kamala Harris a moron is pretty ironic.— Magnetized Vaccines of 2021 🇨🇦🌊😷 (@resist2021) June 12, 2021
Also, I’m old enough to remember Sarah Palin……
Others made their attacks more personal, suggesting that Meghan McCain father's choice of running mate was hardly better than that of Joe Biden. One netizen even suggested that ABC keeps McCain only for her "stupidity", which in the twitterian's view attracts more viewers to the show.
So Meghan McCain really called MVP Harris a moron, after her father chose Sarah Palin to be his running mate? 🙄 @TheView— Lisa (@LCH313) June 11, 2021