On Friday’s episode of the ABC talk show “The View,” conservative cohost Meghan McCain ripped into Kamala Harris, going so far as to call the vice president a “moron.”
McCain went off on Harris as she welcomed Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) to the show.
“Vice President Harris was in Guatemala this week telling people seeking asylum in the U.S. not to come,” McCain began. “Warning that they will be sent back. She is also taking heat for not visiting our own border yet, saying she’ll go at some point.”
“Even some fellow democrats think she is handling the crisis wrong,” she added.
Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is one such Democrat who has attacked Harris, calling her rhetoric about the border “disappointing,” according to The Wrap.
“I thought she sounded like a moron when she was talking to Lester Holt,” McCain continued. “Her nervous laugh is making me nervous that she doesn’t know what she’s doing.”
McCain was referring to Harris’ infamous interview with Holt in which she was asked directly why she hasn’t visited the border.
“And I haven’t been to Europe,” Harris replied with a laugh. “And I mean, I don’t understand the point that you’re making. I’m not discounting the importance of the border.”
.@SenJoniErnst tells @TheView it’s “imperative” that Vice Pres. Harris visits the U.S.-Mexico border: “The longer she waits, the harder it is for her to explain why she hasn’t gone to view this crisis herself.”
— The View (@TheView) June 11, 2021
This came one day after former “Ugly Betty” star America Ferrera attacked Harris on “The View” for telling migrants not to come to the border.
“For me, what she said is essentially telling a drowning person to stop flailing for their life, to not do the one thing that might save them or their child,” she said. “It’s not only incredibly ineffective, as she knows, it’s cruel.”
“That’s such a disappointment because Vice President Harris and President Biden promised compassion,” Ferrera continued. “They promised humanity. They promised we were going to bring humanity back into our country’s governance, including our immigration policy. That was not humanity. That was not compassion. It was more of the same that we’ve been hearing for decades.”
“Quite honestly as somebody who campaigned for, rallied and voted for Biden and Harris, it’s a slap in the face for all of the immigrant advocates who believed, you know, what they promised, which was change and compassion,” she said. “So they know better, and they should do better. I’m not under the impression, never was, that we were electing perfect people.”
On VP Harris’ message to migrants seeking U.S. refuge, America Ferrera says she felt “extreme disappointment.”
“As somebody who campaigned for, rallied and voted for Biden and Harris, it’s a slap in the face for all of the immigrant advocates who believed what they promised.” pic.twitter.com/FHUi89C3Ax
— The View (@TheView) June 10, 2021