During Thursday’s edition of ABC’s “The View,” co-host Meghan McCain went off on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, demanding that she works with Republicans in a bipartisan way because her time in power is coming to an end. She also blamed the California Democrat for the Republican decision to vote “NO” on the bipartisan Jan. 6 commission.
In an effort to form an independent commission, Democrats gave Republicans everything they asked, including the ability to nominate anyone they wanted and as many as they wanted to the commission.
However, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) convinced House Republicans to vote against the commission, throwing broker Rep. John Katko (R-NY) under the bus. He then convinced Republicans in the Senate to filibuster the commission. As a result, the idea of a bipartisan committee was effectively canceled by the GOP.
Pelosi had no choice but to introduced a special select committee to investigate the attack on the U.S. Capitol and allowed Republicans to appoint five members to the committee.
Days later, McCarthy, in consultation with Donald Trump, appointed two GOP saboteurs —Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)— who were tasked with derailing the investigation by blaming Pelosi for the attack on the Capitol.
But McCain said that she thinks both sides are bad and attacked Pelosi for refusing to “play ball” with McCarthy, who is blaming Pelosi for the attack on the Capitol, telling Fox News Wednesday night that she may have had some kind of death wish.
McCain also said that McCarthy should have acted in good faith, but he hasn’t thus far in the process, leading many to assume he won’t now either.
“I think they’re all bad and why Americans are so disgusted and overwhelmed with the vast majority of what happens on Capitol Hill,” McCain said, throwing all members in the same bucket. She went on to cite polls that say Congress is the worst it’s ever been, which is a frequent poll number. Americans often complain about Congress, but then approve of their individual members.
“I think part of the problem is, you know, Nancy Pelosi better start getting something done with the other side, because her time in power is coming to an end fast and furiously,” McCain ranted. “More than likely I would bet literally my life on it that Republicans are going to take over Congress in the midterms and Kevin McCarthy’s the new speaker. These two have to learn how to work together. Republicans and Democrats have to learn to live together.”
Well, President Joe Biden has repeatedly tried that strategy, only to be slapped down over and over again by Republicans unwilling to work with him.
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"I think they're all bad. I think this is why Americans are so disgusted and overwhelmed with the vast majority of what happens on Capitol Hill."
Meghan McCain thinks the blowup between Speaker Pelosi and House Minority Leader McCarthy over the 1/6 committee is "gross and bad." pic.twitter.com/N04S4kDmXo
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