America is reeling from the numerous pipe bombs sent to top-level Democrats on Wednesday, and the horrific politically motivated act of terror was the primary issue on Thursday’s “Hot Topics” segment on “The View”.
During the discussion, co-host Meghan McCain interrupted the conversation to admit she’s “been doing so much soul-searching,” and wanted to address a comment she made last year.
“I really try every day, I really try to come into work thinking about what rhetoric I’m going to put out in the world and what my father would’ve done if he was still here,” McCain began, her eyes seeming to tear up.
“Last year on this show I said, ‘I hate Hillary Clinton,’ and I called her ‘Crooked Hillary,’ and it is one of the things I regret doing.
“This is not saying I agree with her,” explained the 34-year-old daughter of Sen. John McCain, who lost his battle with brain cancer in August.
“I have many vast differences of opinion on philosophy and ideology, and I didn’t think she was a great candidate,” she added. “But ‘hate’ is not a word that should be coming out of my mouth on television about someone of a different political persuasion.”
Instead, she promised “to hold myself to the same standard that I would like to hold the president.”
McCain wrapped up by asking herself, “What have I done to contribute to the polarization in this country? And that is one thing I can own that I did.”
Ultimately, she said, “I can’t give into hate. It’s too great a burden to bear. I have to stick with love.”