Meghan McCain shut down Parkland student and anti-gun activist David Hogg following his profanity-laced speech Saturday at the March For Our Lives in Washington, DC.
“One thing I will say is that, you don’t move the narrative when you use language like this,” McCain explained.
The comments came Monday during The View as her co-hosts were praising Hogg for speaking his mind at the gun-control march organized by survivors of the Parkland school shooting.
“I was curious all weekend if anyone who didn’t already support the cause had their minds changed,” McCain shared. “Was there any NRA members, pro-gun people who were watching. I watched because I knew we would talk about it. I actually — there were a lot of comments coming out specifically from David Hogg that I just don’t…”
“Who’s he,” Joy Behar quipped.
“One of the big kids. One thing I will say is that, you don’t move the narrative when you use language like this,” McCain continued. “‘He said, ‘it just makes me think what sick blankers out there want to continue to sell more guns, murder more children and honestly just get reelected. What type of blanking person does that. ‘They could have blood from children splattered all over their faces and they don’t take action because all they see are dollar signs.’”
“There’s another kid, Kyle Kashuv, who is the Second Amendment, pro-supporter, that also was a Parkland student who’s been meeting with so many politicians including Vice President Pence twice, the President of the United States and congressmen and senators across the country,” she continued. “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.’ I don’t think it’s productive.”
“But what if he feels that way,” Sunny Hostin responded. “I too was surprised the language I heard from politicians. The language I heard from Rick Santorum who basically said, you know, things that were inappropriate.”
“Well here’s the thing, these kids are not going to take it,” Whoopi Goldberg interjected. “They are sick of waiting for the adults to do it. They are letting you know. Whether they’re cussing you out or speaking beautifully. It doesn’t matter.”