2021-04-06 01:05:02 UTC
ABC's "The View" derailed into awkward silence on Monday when co-host
Meghan McCain said if President Biden supports Major League Baseballs
decision to pull the All-Star Game out of Atlanta to protest Georgia's
new voting laws, he should also keep Olympic athletes out of China.
"Oh, for frog legs," co-host Whoopi Goldberg uttered as McCain made her
The drama began when co-host Joy Behar claimed Republicans want to
"stop people from voting" because theyre concerned the GOP wouldnt
win a fair election. McCain, the shows lone conservative but not
always a defender of Republicans, didnt agree.
"First off, if Major League Baseball is going to boycott the All-Star
game, there are a bunch of other baseball games in Georgia that are
coming up," McCain said, referring to the Atlanta Braves 81 home games
scheduled for 2021.
"They should boycott that, too. Put your money where your mouth is.
Just completely remove yourself entirely from Georgia since its a
racist, deplorable, unforgivable place, according to Major League
Baseball," McCain said.
"There is a huge misunderstanding of this bill. The Washington Post
actually gave President Biden Four Pinocchios, its the first Four
Pinocchios that hes gotten since hes been president," McCain said,
referring to the liberal newspapers term for a "whopper" of a lie.
Biden received the rating last week for falsely claiming the Georgia
voting law limited early voting hours. McCain called criticism of the
Georgia law "intellectually dishonest" and noted its actually tougher
to vote early in New York.
Among the moments criticized by the Post was when Biden said last week
he would "strongly support" the All-Star Game being relocated in
response to the law that he called "Jim Crow on steroids."
"I dont think were going to accomplish anything just by all of us
boycotting each other," she continued. "Im really, really disappointed
in President Biden hes the first sitting president in U.S. history to
call for an economic boycott targeting a specific state. This is
healing the soul of the nation? This is bringing Americans together?
This is being a president for all of America? It is not. This is
culture war stuff at its very base level and it is only seeking to
divide us even further. That is not what I was promised with President
McCain wasnt finished, declaring her "final thing" on the topic is
that Biden needs to hold China accountable for its actions, too.
"If were going to do this moral equivalency, sliding scale, with the
Biden administration, 100 percent you need to come out today and say
you are boycotting the Beijing Olympics because there is mass genocide
going on with the Uighurs there and you have nothing to say," McCain
said. "Were still going to the Olympics where mass genocide is
happening but were going to boycott everything in the state of
Georgia? That is ridiculous and the American public arent stupid."
A flustered Goldberg began to talk over McCain and said, "Oh, for frog
McCain responded, "Im sorry? Im sorry?"
Goldberg asked, "Are you done?"
"Yes," McCain said, as she appeared to think there were technical
issues. "Yes, sorry."
Goldberg then declared the Georgia law to be "B.S" and said she hadnt
thought about the Olympics.
The recently enacted law places new restrictions on voting by mail,
adds voter ID requirements and limits ballot drop boxes. It also
mandates two Saturdays of early voting ahead of general elections, an
increase from just one, and leaves two Sundays as optional. The law
also bans outside groups from handing out food or water to those
waiting in line to vote.