“The View” co-host Meghan McCain warned audience members they would be sorry for cheering the departure of House Speaker Paul Ryan — a man she greatly admires — from the U.S. Congress.
“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.”
“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.”
“What do you want? If Paul Ryan isn’t good enough,” McCain shouted, and co-host Joy Beshar said she wanted him out of the House. “But that’s not logical. We live in a democracy, we should want two healthy parties.
They are against each other, but if Paul Ryan is the greatest sin, this is how we got Trump because if Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney and people like this are the worst politicians, then you deserve Trump. He was trying to fight for democracy and ideals. Now I have no idea.”