While appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Meghan McCain had the question of her comments surrounding Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) brought up to her, and true to form, McCain was as unapologetic as she should be.
Meyers, like other news outlets seem to be fondly doing right now, was running defense for Omar and trying to paint her as an apologetic, misunderstood person who is consistently under attack by a hateful public. He noted that Omar has apologized for things she has said in the past, and asked McCain if people need to be more mindful of their comments about her.
“I do think it’s fairly dangerous and you brought it up after Congresswoman Omar had some death threats against her,” Meyers said. “Do you think, you know, she has obviously now stated that she needs to be more careful with her language, don’t you think other people who talk about her need to be more thoughtful as well? Or do you stand by those comments of tying her to this, her rhetoric to this synagogue shooting?”
“I think that Democrats are hedging on this and I think it’s very dangerous,” McCain answered. “And I think Chuck Schumer and I are in alignment about Israel’s stance in geopolitical politics. I think it is of the utmost importance and I think she is bringing her party to extremism on this.”
“And I think we have to look to Europe and what’s happening over there and in British politics,” she continued. “Anti-Semitism is very common and I see it happening over there and I worry about it happening over here. I stand by everything that I’ve said and if that makes me unpopular in this room or in front of you, so be it.”
Meyers commented that McCain’s words about her being unpopular were “weird” since he said he was trying to find common ground with her.
McCain turned the tables on Meyer and asked what his thoughts were on Omar’s 9/11 comments, to which Meyer said he thought Omar was taken out of context.
“Would you give President Trump the same leverage if he had said the same thing?” McCain asked. “I just think you have to give people the same credence.”
Meyer tiptoed around the question, stating that Trump had no right to criticize Omar in light of his own 9/11 comments, but did not elaborate on what comments those were. He added that Omar has said she’ll educate herself about these matters more afterward, while Trump hasn’t.
Meyers also asked if there was a way to talk about Israel without being considered anti-semitic, to which McCain said that not mentioning that Israel was “hypnotizing” the world and it being all about the Benjamins would help. Meyers began by reminding McCain that these are tweets Omar had apologized for and that she was being unfair, but McCain cut him off.
“Are you her publicist? Are you her press person?” asked McCain.
Meyers once again began to paint Omar as a victim.
“No, I’m just someone who cares about the fact that there’s someone out there who is in a minority, who has had death threats against her, and I think that we should all use the same language that you’re asking her to be careful about in her language,” he said. “And I would ask everybody else to be careful about theirs.”
The problem here is that despite Omar’s weak apologies, she still continues to say things that are clearly indicative of someone harboring anti-semitism. Very recently, Omar defended terrorist actions against Israel and is a strong supporter of the anti-semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement.
Don’t ask her about that last one, though. She tends to literally run away if you do.
Seth Meyers is a perfect example of the leftist media attempting to be the rearguard of Democrats, and in an age where extremism has infected the party, this makes figures like Meyers look absolutely horrible.
(h/t: Louder with Crowder)