Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivor David Hogg, who participated in the marches that took place this past weekend, was attacked by Meghan McCain for standing up to the National Rifle Association using profanity.
McCain criticized Hogg for being too divisive with his comments.
“I was just hearing some coverage of the marches and people said this is so far in advance of elections that this volume will die down,” Sara Haines said, citing those who oppose the students. “But the change part here, I think, is the voter registration. If they can turn all of these voices into votes, people will be forced to — politicians will be forced to listen.”
“I was curious all weekend if anyone who didn’t already support the cause had their minds changed. Were there any NRA members watching,” McCain said, neglecting the majority of NRA members who want gun regulations.
“I actually — there are a lot of comments coming out, specifically from David Hogg,” McCain added. “One thing I will say is you don’t move the narrative when you use language like this, ‘It makes me think what sick ****ers there want to sell more guns, murder more children and honestly just get reelected. What type of f***ing person does that? They can have blood splattered all over their faces and they don’t take action because all they see are dollar signs.’”
McCain then praised Kyle Kashuv, a student who survived the mass shooting that took place last month in Parkland, Florida. Kashuv has been embraced by the NRA and far-right conservatives for his opposition on gun control.
“I wish we could have it where the rhetoric isn’t that any of us could have blood splattered on our faces and your life perspective wouldn’t be changed,” McCain said, challenging the youth who faced the gunman. “I don’t think it’s productive.”
That’s when co-host Whoopi Goldberg cut in.
“Here’s the thing: these kids are not going to take it,” she said. “They’re sick of waiting for the adults to do it. They’re letting you know. Whether they’re cussing you out — whether they’re cussing you out or speaking beautifully, it doesn’t matter. They’re not willing to take this anymore, and the same way that you want us to understand, you want them to understand why you have the right to have your guns, you want them to understand why you feel the way you feel, you can’t denigrate the way they feel, because they feel like you’ve not been responsible out there for them because they keep getting shot up in school. So, there’s something there that we all to sort of take a beat on and hear what they’re saying because they’re not kidding. This is not going anywhere.”
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