Elizabeth Warren Shuts Down Meghan McCain's Defense of Trump on Iran

Elizabeth Warren Shuts Down Meghan McCain\
Elizabeth Warren Shuts Down Meghan McCain\'s Defense of Trump on Iran  

On Monday morning, during The View's first new show of 2020, Meghan McCain defended President Donald Trump's targeted killing of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani. "For me, when a big, bad terrorist gets blown up, I'm happy about it," she said.

When Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) appeared on the show Tuesday, she was quick to shut that position down.

The drama started when McCain began to praise the 2020 presidential candidate, saying, "I believe you respect the American military and respect our troops. You have traveled overseas many times. I just want to say that first and foremost." Warren must have known there was a "but" coming.

Seth Meyers Exposes 'Self-Serving Hypocrite' Fox News Host Ainsley Earhardt

"You issued a statement calling Soleimani a murderer," McCain continued. "Later, you issued a second statement saying that he was 'an assassination of a senior foreign military official.' Now, this is a man who is obviously responsible for hundreds of American troops' deaths, carnage that we can't even imagine."

After noting that both the Treasury and State departments have designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a "terrorist organization," she added, "I don't understand the flip-flop. I don't understand why it was so hard to call him a terrorist, and I would just like you to explain the change."

Warren insisted that there wasn't a "change" in her position on Soleimani, arguing that both things can be true at the same time. "The question is what is the response that the president of the United States should make, and what advances the interests of the United States of America?" she asked. Saddam Hussein may have been a "bad guy," she added, "however, going to war in Iraq was not in the interest of the United States."

The senator continued to make her case, but McCain was stuck on semantics. "Do you think he's a terrorist?" she asked, interrupting Warren.

When Warren said Soleimani was "part of a group that has been designated as terrorists," McCain sneered and shook her head as she asked, "So he's not a terrorist?"

"Of course, he is," Warren answered finally. "He's part of a group that our federal government has designated a terrorist. The question though, is what's the right response? And the response that Donald Trump has picked is the most incendiary and has moved us right to the edge of war, and that is not in our long-term interests."

By the end of her appearance on the show, Warren was actively ignoring McCain's repeated attempts to interrupt her as she extolled the virtues of her 2 percent wealth tax. "Can we just switch gears for a second?" McCain asked, but Warren kept making her points undeterred. She simply wasn't having it.

How Andrea Savage Finds the Sweet Spot Between Cringing and Comedy

Read more at The Daily Beast.

Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here

Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!

Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


More Related News

Protesters rally at Capitol as Democrats make opening arguments in impeachment trial - live updates
Protesters rally at Capitol as Democrats make opening arguments in impeachment trial - live updates

House impeachment managers, led by Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., have 24 hours, over three days, to argue their case against Trump.

Trump impeachment trial resumes with McConnell proposing rules for debate
Trump impeachment trial resumes with McConnell proposing rules for debate

"This is the fair road map for our trial," McConnell said. "The eyes are on the Senate. The country is waiting to see if we can rise to the occasion."

Trump Did
Trump Did 'Nothing Wrong,' Lawyer Says: Impeachment Update

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump's impeachment trial began Tuesday, making him the third president in U.S. history to face possible removal from office by the Senate. He is charged with abusing his office and obstructing the House investigation of his actions.Here are the latest developments:McConnell Tweaks Rules on Trial Length (1:31 p.m.)A Senate Republican leadership aide said McConnell made a last-minute change to his resolution and it now will allow three days for the defense and impeachment managers to make their 24 hours of arguments, not two.Trump Trial Opens in Senate With Rule Debate (1:18 p.m.)The Senate formally opened Trump's trial, the third presidential impeachment trial in...

Iran MP offers reward for killing Trump, U.S. calls it
Iran MP offers reward for killing Trump, U.S. calls it 'ridiculous'

An Iranian lawmaker offered a $3 million reward to anyone who killed U.S. President Donald Trump and said Iran could avoid threats if it had nuclear arms, ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday amid Tehran's latest standoff with Washington. U.S. disarmament ambassador Robert Wood dismissed the reward

Donald Trump
Donald Trump's lawyers say impeachment case is insufficient, unconstitutional

Trump's new legal team says the two impeachment articles against him do not allege any high crime or misdemeanor as required by the Constitution.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply


Top News: Latin America