‘They’re doubling down on something that is cratering in the polls’: Meghan McCain blasts Joe Biden’s Build Back Better campaign as she appears on Meet the Press for first time since leaving The View
- Meghan McCain made her first television appearance since leaving The View
- On Sunday, she appeared on Meet the Press as a columnist for DailyMail.com
- During her appearance, she claimed that Joe Biden ran on being a moderate but is governing as a progressive with his Build Back Better agenda
- Just 66 per cent of Americans support the agenda, according to a Navigator Research poll
- The panelists also spoke about the divide between progressive and moderate Democrats and Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who McCain endorsed
- She said she doesn’t know how the party, though, can appease the two sides
- McCain joined DailyMail.com after leaving The View
- She has since published two columns – one claiming Biden is shaping up to be a worse president than Jimmy Carter
- Another says Biden needs to face the consequences for the images of Border Patrol agents on horseback appearing to use the split reins as whips
In her first television appearance since leaving her post as co-host of The View, Meghan McCain served as the lone conservative on the panel of Sunday’s NBC News’ Meet the Press.
The panel discussed the divide between the progressives and the moderates in the Democratic party, with McCain claiming that while President Joe Biden ran on being a moderate, he is governing as a progressive.
‘He ran and won with the help of independent centrists, Trump-weary Republicans, and he is not governing as one,’ McCain said.
‘The Build Back Better agenda is the most progressive modern agenda of all time,’ she continued, ‘up to $5 trillion, and it’s not polling well. So I think I’m just confused as to why they’re doubling down on something that is cratering in the polls right now.’
According to a Navigator Research poll, 66 per cent of Americans support the Build Back Better agenda.
Meghan McCain appeared on Meet the Press Sunday as a DailyMail.com columnist
McCain, two months after her announced departure from ABC’s talk show The View, joined DailyMail.com as a columnist. She was introduced as such when joining Meet the Press on Sunday.
Since joining DailyMail.com, McCain has published two columns. One of her columns said Biden is shaping up to be a worse president than fellow Democrat Jimmy Carter and the other says that Biden needs to face the consequences for the images of Border Patrol agents on horseback appearing to use the split reins as whips on migrants.
On NBC Sunday morning, she joined Editor-In-Chief and publisher of the Cook Political Report, Amy Walter; NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Leigh Ann Caldwell; and Eddie Glaude, Jr. of Princeton University as they spoke about the divide between progressive and centrist Democrats.
She said many conservatives she knows in Arizona support Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema, saying that ‘anecdotally, conservatives in my life really like her because she’s holding the line for conservatives in a lot of ways.’
But she said: ‘This distance and this outward hostility towards moderates in the Democratic Party surprises me.
‘How this party eventually threads the needle, I don’t know.’
During her appearance, she claimed that President Joe Biden ran as a moderate but is now governing as a progressive with his Build Back Better agenda
McCain shot back at Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin, who claimed on Twitter she was lying when she said the Build Back Better agenda is not polling well
Many on Twitter expressed they were surprised to see McCain on Meet the Press – even though her father, the late Senator John McCain, was on the show 73 times and held the record for the most appearances.
‘It’s good to have a McCain back on ‘Meet the Press,’ the show host Chuck Todd said when welcoming McCain to the panel. ‘Nice to have you here.’
Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin pushed back on McCain’s claim that the Build Back Better agenda is not popular, tweeting: ‘Tha[t] is false. It is polling well. Why let her come on to lie?’
‘Joe Biden IS his agenda,’ McCain replied to Rubin on Twitter. ‘A presidents polls mean something – that the American people aren’t happy with how he’s governing or his agenda. Also, if Dems plan is to buy off American voters they’d better come up with a solution to the inflation that is raising prices for everyone.’
McCain announced her departure from The View in June, and had her last show on August 6.