“The View” welcomed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to the show on Wednesday where co-host Meghan McCain pressed him on bipartisanship.
Sanders began by describing Donald Trump as the most dangerous president in U.S. history, but McCain interrupted to ask him if he was willing to work with Republicans in Congress.
“I’m generally curious about bipartisanship,” she said. “Can you name any?”
Sanders quickly suggested Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), who recently announced his retirement from Congress due to health reasons, but McCain was unsatisfied.
“He’s retiring,” she said.
“Your dad was somebody I worked with,” Sanders said.
“But they’re dead or now not serving anymore,” McCain said.
“Johnny is not dead,” Sanders pointed out.
“I know,” McCain said, “but he’s leaving, he’s retiring.”
“Look,” Sanders sighed. “Even somebody like a George W. Bush, who was a very conservative guy.”
But an unsatisfied McCain continued to press Sanders on whether he can work with any Republicans who are currently serving in Congress if he was elected president.
“Lamar Alexander,” Sanders said. “He is head of the committee that I’m on. He’s a conservative Republican.”
Sanders explained to McCain why Alexander stood out from other Republicans, and the fundamental obstacles they placed before bipartisan cooperation.
“He’s not a liar, a sexist, a racist or a homophobe,” Sanders said, as McCain glared at him. “I worked with your dad on issues where we think people can come together. That’s what politics is supposed to be about, and we have a president today, and it gives me no joy to say this. He’s a pathological liar, and when people ask me, what do you think about Trump said five minutes ago in a tweet? I’m not going to say anything because 10 minutes from now, he’s going to change his view, and I can’t comment.”
Take a look at the discussion in the video clip below: