"The View" co-host Meghan McCain and "Late Night" host Seth Meyers plunged Wednesday morning over McCain's criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, repeatedly accused of anti-Semitism. 19659002] It escalated to the point where McCain asked the NBC host if he was Omar "publicist".
Meyers featured McCain's commentary on ABC's "This Week" following the deadly synagogue shootings in Poway, California last month. She cited the Omar's tweets, claiming that both Democrats and Republicans had anti-Semitism within their own Must fight parties.
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"I think it's pretty dangerous and you mentioned it after Congressman Omar made death threats against her "Meyers said. "Do you think, you know, she's clearly said now that she has to be more careful with her language, do not you think other people who talk about her have to be more thoughtful, or do you agree with them? tying up her rhetoric about shooting this synagogue? "
" I do not think I've tied her to it, "McCain replied. "I call what I see as anti-Semitic and when you talk about it -"
"But even then you called her, even after she apologized," Meyers interrupted. "I want to set the schedule."
"I think the Democrats are protecting themselves, and I find it very dangerous," McCain continued. "And I think, [Senate Minority Leader] Chuck Schumer and I agree on Israel's attitude in geopolitical politics, I think that's of the utmost importance and I think it brings their party to extremism on this point, and I think we have to be careful. " Europe and what is happening there and in British politics, anti-Semitism is very common and I see it happening there, and I'm worried it's going to happen here. I stand by everything I have said, and if that makes me unpopular, or in front of you, so be it. "
" Anti-Semitism is very common and I see it happening there, and I'm worried it's going to happen here. I stand by everything I have said and whether that makes me unpopular in this room or in front of you, so be it.
Meyers said he found McCain's argument "funny" about whether she was "popular" in the room since he tried to "find common ground."
11 "disturbed by their language?" McCain asked.
"I thought it was taken out of context," Meyers replied, "and I think if you looked at the whole speech -"
"Would you President Give Trump the same leverage if he said that? same thing? "McCain challenged the NBC host," I just think you have to give people the same beliefs. "
Meyers responded that President Trump was" in no position "to base Omar's language on 9/11 He also argued that Omar had apologized and promised to be better educated "by people who know about it," while the president does not.
"It is an interesting thing when we first see two Muslim women have a different perspective on things, "Meyers continued," and I think when we talk about the idea, "Let's all try to be in the middle of things "We need to listen to other people's perspective."
"I agree, I work with Joy on The View" Behar every day, "McCain shot back," I keep listening to other people's perspectives . "
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When asked if there is a way to talk about Israel without being anti-Semitic, McCain responded by saying that they should not have "Jews who hypnotize the world "and" speak all about the Benjamins ".
"You always bring up the two tweets that she apologized for," Meyers said to McCain, and I think it's a bit unfair to her, especially because – "
" Are you her publicist? "McCain responded." Are you their spokesman? "
" No, "Meyers replied," I'm just someone who cares about the fact that there's someone who's in a minority, had death threats against them and I think we should all use the same language in which you ask them to be careful about their language. And I would ask that everyone take care of them. "