Meghan McCain Defends ‘Id Politics’ View After Main Backlash: I Have ‘Robust, Crocodile Pores and skin’

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Meghan McCain fired again at critics who referred to as her out for her controversial ‘id politics’ rant on ‘The View,’ saying she’s acquired ‘powerful pores and skin.’

Meghan McCain is not going to stroll again her controversial comments about “id politics” and illustration on The View. “I’ve gathered powerful, crocodile pores and skin being on this trade so long as I’ve. I do know who I’m and what I consider on this world — simply glad I can maintain so many (many!!) of you speaking and pondering even when it’s that you simply hate me and my opinions,” Meghan tweeted on the evening of March 24.

Meghan, 36, confronted main backlash on-line after insisting on The View that an individual’s id, together with race, can issue into whether or not they get employed for a job — no matter whether or not they’re probably the most certified. “You probably have somebody extra certified who occurs to be a white, straight individual — who has extra expertise in no matter area they’re being nominated for than a minority with much less expertise — are we in a spot the place this issues?” Meghan stated through the heated phase.

“Even when individuals want cash, even when persons are certified to get into Ivy Leagues, race and gender is extra essential than your talent {qualifications} [or] the content material of your character,” she argued, boldly insisting that this isn’t “what Martin Luther King, Jr. preached. I feel it is a very, very slippery slope.” The co-hosts have been discussing Sen. Tammy Duckworth‘s name for President Joe Biden so as to add an AAPI member to his Cupboard amidst a surge of anti-Asian violence within the nation.

In response, the White Home says they may rent a senior-level Asian American Pacific Islander liaison. “The President has made it clear that his Administration will mirror the range of the nation. That has at all times been, and stays our objective,” White Home press secretary Jen Psaki stated in a statement.

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Meghan McCain (Matt Baron / BEI/ Shutterstock)

Meghan introduced up variety on The View to additional her level. “The View is 25 years previous subsequent 12 months. We’ve solely had one Asian-American [person] cohost this present,” she stated, referring to Lisa Ling, who co-hosted from 1999 to 2002. “Does that imply one in every of us needs to be leaving as a result of there’s not sufficient illustration? … Is id politics extra essential than the {qualifications} for the job?”

Social media lit up asking if Meghan herself was certified for the job. “I wasn’t conscious she had any {qualifications} apart from being John McCain‘s daughter,” one Twitter consumer wrote. “There have been extra View co-hosts who’re youngsters of well-known individuals than View co-hosts who’re Asian. Does she actually suppose that’s as a result of there aren’t sufficient Asian individuals with the suitable {qualifications}?” CNN’s Abby Phillip tweeted.

That is the second time this week that Meghan has gotten herself into scorching water for feedback she made on The View about Asian-People. John Oliver called her out on the March 21 episode of Final Week tonight for a 2020 phase about COVID-19. Meghan had stated that she had “no downside” with then-President Donald Trump calling it the “China Virus.” Meghan apologized the following day on Twitter, writing:

“I condemn the reprehensible violence and vitriol that has been focused in the direction of the Asian-American neighborhood. There is no such thing as a doubt Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric fueled many of those assaults and I apologize for any previous feedback that aided that agenda.”