The discussion became tense on Thursday when Meghan McCain, co-host of “The View,” lectured Sara Haines for preferring to be concerned about the Jan. 6 attacks on the US Capitol rather than what she considered to be “real problems.”
The subcommittee started by discussing blatant denial from Republicans on the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.
Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) declared himself an insurgency denier, claiming that those who assaulted police and trashed the Capitol were just “visitors” who were “orderly” in Statuary Hall that day.
Rep. Pat Fallon (R-TX) stated that the attackers were just a “mob of misfits.”
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) glazed over the deadly violence saying that “many…peacefully protested” on Jan. 6.
Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) said “it was Trump supporters who lost their lives that day,” as if that made the attack on the Capitol legitimate.
Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) questioned how Attorney General Merrick Garland even knew that the violent mob were even actual Trump supporters.
“I feel like we’re stuck in a Borat film,” View co-host Haines said. “That was unbelievable to watch. And [Clyde] couldn’t look up at the camera. He was looking at a script because I think he could barely believe and doesn’t believe what it was saying.”
Clyde made it sound like the people climbing the walls and smashing open the windows and doors were peacefully protesting, according to Haines.
“I went to D.C. I don’t know if that was the VIP package, but we weren’t allowed to sit at Nancy Pelosi’s desk and put our feet up and take pictures like you’re visiting Santa Claus and storm the hallways,” exclaimed Haines. “By the when they were walking through the hallways in ‘an orderly fashion,’ I think is what he said, they were saying ‘Where do you think they are?’ They were hunting down people. I mean, it’s — I don’t know how anyone through that without completely shocked.”
One of the key reasons why the Jan. 6 incident is now being discussed is that so many Republicans still deny that it ever occurred.
Democrats also called for a committee to be established on January 6th, modeled after the 9/11 commission, to examine the security breaches and other aspects of the attack and make suggestions for a course of action.
Republicans are against the committee because they believe it should include those who want to ignore what happened, although the House Homeland Security Committee has now finally reached an agreement on a bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
Meghan McCain reacted angrily to the news, claiming that the media were “still talking” about January 6 and ignoring important stories on Joe Biden.
McCain argued that stories like how she couldn’t fill up her vehicle because the gas station in her neighborhood had queues stretching down the street because “there’s no gas whatsoever,” were more important than the January 6 violence.
She stated the country is in a crisis “like it’s the 1970s all over again.”
Because of the Colonial Pipeline hack, many people in the eastern United States panicked and rushed to fill up their vehicles, fearing that prices would escalate. As a result, there is a gas shortage.
“You know what’s also a strategy, Sara, a strategy is not focusing on anything the Biden administration is doing right now that is leading this country into a crisis.” McCain continued. “There’s a crisis at our border, inflation rates are sky-high, the middle east is on fire, unemployment is crazy and a lot of Americans can’t figure out how they’re going to get gas in their car.”
The “crisis” on the border has been going on for years, from the Obama presidency to Trump right into Biden’s administration. According to Jorge Ramos, who wrote in The New York Times last month, until there is a major fix that addresses the violence, drug, and climate change issues in Latin America, it is likely to continue.
The inflation crisis, as Raw Story explained on Wednesday, isn’t really a problem. According to economics reporters at the Washington Post, inflation fell so dramatically after the pandemic last year that it seems to be stabilizing. The so-called “inflation problem” is put into perspective with a hundred-year map.
After McCain explained that people are already asking about Jan. 6 — that it hasn’t been resolved — co-host Sunny Hostin chimed in.
See the entire video of The View segment below: