During a Wednesday episode of The View, the audience was informed about House Speaker Paul Ryan’s departure from Congress. After hearing the news the audience cheered, which got co-host Meghan McCain riled up.
McCain, daughter of Senator John McCain, expressed her displeasure by the audience cheering Ryan’s retirement.
“The cheering kind of surprises me a little bit because Paul Ryan is a politician of an era gone by,” McCain said. “He was one of the most powerful congressmen between 2009 and 2016, before Trumpism sort of completely took over. He was a really classic conservative, and this party is the party of Trump now. People like me who are old-school conservatives, we’re really on our way out — and it makes me really sad.”
She went on to embrace Ryan, saying that he was too good for Washington D.C. right now.
“My husband, I was texting him about it, and he said, ‘He committed the worst sin — he was serious, polite and nice,’” McCain said. “‘That’s not what people want right now.’”
McCain then said that Ryan left because he didn’t want to deal with Donald Trump and his scandals anymore.
“He gave a press conference saying he wants to spend time with his family — I believe him to a point,” she said. “I believe he doesn’t want to deal with this anymore, and he doesn’t want to go home to his constituents in Wisconsin and try and explain some of the tweeting and the more incendiary things that President Trump is doing right now.”
McCain continued by calling out the audience and told them they shouldn’t be cheering Ryan’s departure.
“So maybe don’t cheer when people like Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney and Trey Gowdy, and people like Ben Sasse, who are, thank god, still in office, or maybe on their way out, because I assure you — what’s in its place you will like a lot less.”
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