By Molly T | December 19, 2019
Meghan McCain, typically the only conservative voice on ABC’s ‘The View’ went off on First Lady Melania Trump and First Daughter Ivanka Trump for failing to reign in President Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric. Trump previously attacked McCain’s late father, Arizona Senator John McCain.
At a rally last night, Trump said that the late congressman John Dingell was “looking up,” implying he is in Hell. Trump claimed Dingell’s wife called him after the funeral. She apparently said to him, “‘It’s the nicest thing that’s ever happened, thank you so much, John would be so thrilled. He’s looking down, he’d be so thrilled. Thank you so much, sir.’ I said, ‘That’s OK, don’t worry about it.’ Maybe he’s looking up, I don’t know.”
McCain said, “There’s a specific kind of horrific monstrosity in this man that does this type of thing to widows. We’re all with her on this.”
Remembering Dingell as “an absolute lion on Capitol Hill,” she slammed Trump’s ridicule of the late congressman as “cruel.” McCain added that the “pain of a family’s Christmas time grief exponentially worse.”
Then McCain turned her attention to Melania and Ivanka. She said, “When you’re disparaging widows and people who have served the country, war heroes who have passed – again, I know something about it — until you get him in line, you are complicit in this as well.”
.@MeghanMcCain slams Pres. Trump over comments suggesting the late Rep. John Dingell—the longest serving congressman in history—was in Hell: “There’s a specific kind of horrific monstrosity in this man that does this type of thing to widows.” https://t.co/x1SdKXYmRy pic.twitter.com/Yy5pdFLAHU
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) December 19, 2019
John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress and a World War II veteran, died in February after serving more than 59 years in Congress. His widow, Debbie Dingell, assumed his seat when he stepped down in 2015 and Wednesday voted in favor of Trump’s impeachment.
While the House of Representatives voted to approve two historic articles of impeachment against the president, Trump mocked Dingell at a rally in the Dingells’ home state of Michigan, claiming Dingell called him after her husband’s death. [ABC News]
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham defended Trump. During an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” she claimed that he “is a counter-puncher.”
“He has been under attack, and under impeachment attack,” Grisham said.
This piece originally appeared on Objectivist.co and is used by permission.
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