McCain Blasts Kelly Clarkson's Gun Reform Message As View Panelists Simultaneously Jump to Singer's Defense

Conservative co-host Meghan McCain went after Billboard Music Awards host and Texas native Kelly Clarkson on Monday for her heartfelt message on gun reform following the most recent school shooting.

Clarkson refused to take a moment of silence and instead called on the audience to take part in a "moment of action" in their communities to put a stop to gun violence. Gun reform was a theme throughout the show, with one performance featuring a choir of teens from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of the Parkland massacre.

“Kelly Clarkson, I admire anyone who wants to go out and take a platform and speak on this issue but, for me, I was also, like, what does change mean to you?” McCain said. “Because she said, ‘I’m a proud gun owner, I have a concealed handgun license,’ in 2012 she says she has nine guns — more than me, which is a thing — and sleeps with a Colt 45.”

In case the implied attack on Clarkson's character wasn't clear, McCain continued.
“Are you now — I’m curious, someone like that — are you now for repealing the Second Amendment?” she said.

"I don’t think she’s saying that,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said as other panelists spoke up to defend Clarkson, who fought through tears to deliver her message on Sunday.

Watch the clip below.


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