The View’s Meghan McCain Compares Bombs Targeting Democrats to Republicans Getting ‘Heckled at Restaurants'

Meghan McCain added she's given up on Donald Trump being a unifying voice for America.

Meghan McCain (Screengrab)

Federal law enforcement is investigating explosive devices that were sent to the offices of former President Barack Obama and 2016 presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as well as to the home of billionaire investor George Soros. CNN’s New York City offices were evacuated because of a suspicious package; also, a suspicious package arrived at the office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. And Meghan McCain, daughter of the late Arizona Sen. John McCain, weighed in on the week’s disturbing series of events during an October 24 appearance on “The View”—comparing them to Republicans being heckled in restaurants.

The panel included McCain alongside “The View” alongside Whoopie Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Abby Huntsman.  

Behar commented that this week’s events bring back memories of the political turbulence of the 1960s and 1970s. And Hostin said, “I’ve been texting with my former colleagues at CNN, and they’re scared. One former colleague said, ‘This is what happens when the president calls you the enemy of the people.’ And I thought, ‘My gosh, you know, the tone is coming from the top.’ And now, CNN has become a target.”

Hostin went on to say, “Why did CNN get the bomb? Fox News hasn’t gotten a bomb yet. I don’t want them to get a bomb, by the way.”

Goldberg chimed in, “Let’s start with this: nobody should be getting bombs. Nobody, nobody, nobody….What we can’t do is frighten each other from having opinions. That is not American. That is not the American way.”

Hostin expressed concerns over “the divisiveness that’s going on in the country.” And the panelists—from Behar and Goldberg on the left to McCain on the right—were critical of President Donald Trump’s divisive us-versus-them rhetoric.

McCain said of Trump, “I gave up on this a long time ago—I gave up trying to let him lead and unify us. Fine.”

When Behar brought up Sen. Mitch McConnell, McCain noted that the Senate majority leader is “getting harassed and heckled when he goes out in public to have dinner with his wife. So are we.”

Before going to a commercial, Goldberg reminded viewers that Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day.

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Alex Henderson is a news writer at AlterNet and veteran political journalist. His work has also appeared in Salon, Raw Story, Truthdig, National Memo, Philadelphia Weekly, Democratic Underground, L.A. Weekly, MintPress News and many other publications. Follow him on Twitter @alexvhenderson.