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Meghan McCain Cries Over ‘Scary’ Muslim Lady Comments

Meghan McCain broke down into what some are calling crocodile tears while discussing Representative Ilhan Omar’s “controversial” comments about Israel. McCain, who is not Jewish herself, talked about being friends with Joe Lieberman and his wife, at which point she proceeds to go full Meghan McCain and make the issue about her with a lower lip quiver. She then called the black Muslim congresswoman’s words “scary” and “dangerous,” language often reserved for things like the President calling a hoard of neo-Nazis “good people.”

“I take this very personally,” McCain said. “I would go so far as to say I probably verge on being a Zionist as well. But I will say that I don’t have family that is Jewish but Joe Lieberman and Hadassah are my family, and I take the hate crimes raising in this country incredibly seriously and I think what’s happening in Europe is really scary. And I’m sorry if I’m getting emotional.”

To be clear, the Liebermans are not literally family to McCain, which seems to be inconvenient to her attempt to claim that Jewish issues are just as important to her as someone who is actually Jewish.

The other hosts of The View repeatedly point out that there are Republicans who have engaged in much more blatant antisemitic dog whistles and worse. Plus, Ilhan Omar herself has faced rank Islamophobia during her short time as a congresswoman, including a poster directly comparing her to the terrorists of the 9/11 attacks. However, this doesn’t seem to be as “scary” to McCain.

“Just because I don’t technically have Jewish family that are blood-related to me doesn’t mean that I don’t take this seriously,” she continues. “And it is very dangerous — very dangerous — and I think we all collectively as Americans on both sides — and what Ilhan Omar is saying is very scary to me and a lot of people and I don’t think you have to be Jewish to recognize that.”

Many people, Jewish and otherwise, are not enjoying McCain’s emotional appeal, pointing out the hypocrisy in her lack of ability to cry on screen for issues less convenient to her political party. Oh, and remember the time she made fun of former President Obama for crying about, what was it again, oh yeah, little children being massacred in school?

Not only does McCain regularly retweet and generally cater to racists, antisemites, and other bigots, she is married to Ben Domenech, the founder and publisher of The Federalist. If you’re fortunate enough to not know, The Federalist is a right-wing rag famous for having a “black crime” tag and defending Roy Moore’s preying on teenage girls when he was in his 30s. It also has a history of mocking Jewish people for trying to call attention to antisemitism, until recently when it suddenly became popular for Republicans to talk about the issue, which has nothing to do with the scary black Muslim lady in a hijab, of course.

Jewish individuals on Twitter appear to be some of the least appreciative of McCain’s comments because people don’t actually like it when you exploit their oppression to speak/cry for them. It’s also not a good look to do so while sitting next to a black woman of Sephardic Jewish descent, whom you repeatedly interrupted and talked over.

Mostly, people are just entirely done with Meghan McCain.

Please kick her off The View and announce her new position as host of the dumpster in the back of a D.C. Chili’s.