Meghan McCain: Rioters Who Stormed the Capitol 'Should Be Treated the Same Way We Treat Al Qaeda'


Co-host of “The View” Meghan McCain believes that individuals who stormed the U.S. Capitol should be treated as though they were members of a foreign terrorist organization.

During a segment on the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Monday, McCain addressed the individuals responsible for storming the building — who she described as domestic terrorists — and how they should be held accountable.

“I just think we need to treat the domestic terrorists the way we do actual terrorists,” McCain said, adding, “I’m not against sending these people to Gitmo. That may sound extreme. These are domestic terrorists who attacked our own republic. They should be treated the same way we treat Al Qaeda.”

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On Wednesday, thousands of Trump supporters marched to the U.S. Capitol. They stormed the building, forcing both chambers of Congress to adjourn their proceedings designed to certify the Electoral College vote count. 

The incident also led to the deaths of five people. 

As investigators search for details on those involved in storming the building, Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) says Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told him there have been at least 25 domestic terrorism cases opened in relation to the violence at the Capitol.

Crow also said McCarthy “indicated that DOD is aware of further possible threats posed by would-be terrorists in the days up to and including Inauguration Day and is working with local and federal law enforcement to coordinate security preparations.”

The storming of the Capitol has led House Democrats to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, as IJR reported

Democratic lawmakers unveiled their impeachment charge on Monday. It reads, “President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of Government.”

“He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coequal branch of Government. He thereby betrayed his trust as President, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States,” it added.

The House is expected to vote on the latest article of impeachment on Wednesday — one week after rioters stormed the Capitol — and if it passes, Trump would be the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. 

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