Co-hosts of “The View” Meghan McCain and Joy Behar clashed over where the Republican Party stands amid allegations of sexual misconduct against Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.).
Whoopi Goldberg asked Behar on Tuesday why she thinks the Republican Party is “sticking with” Gaetz.
Behar replied, “Because the only sin that you commit in the Republican Party these days is if you say that Biden won the election. Everything else is fine.”
She pointed out Joel Greenberg, a longtime associate of Gaetz, pleaded guilty to six of nearly three dozen federal charges, including sex trafficking of a minor.
“This all adds up to bad news for Gaetz, but he’s out there, having fun, enjoying himself, making jokes about it because he feels like he has cover in the Republican Party, because as I said, they don’t care what you do there as long as you say that Trump won the election,” Behar explained.
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WILL FORMER GAETZ ASSOCIATE TURN ON HIM? After Rep. Matt Gaetz’s former ally Joel Greenberg pled guilty to sex trafficking charges and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors, the co-hosts discuss as the congressman denies any wrongdoing. https://t.co/UX4lcdadA2 pic.twitter.com/aY9QCZxPry
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McCain then jumped in by discussing relationships she has with family members and friends who work on Capitol Hill, “The Republican Party and people on Capitol Hill are embarrassed by this.”
She continued, “I think I have a lot better sourcing on that than you do, Joy. No offense.”
Calling the allegations against Gaetz “super disgusting,” McCain added, “He should go to jail. It’s super embarrassing. I have nothing else to add. It’s gross. He’s a deeply unserious person. He should be removed from his committees… Matt Gaetz is a pervert who should go to jail. The end.”
Behar then asked McCain, “If it’s not the Republican Party, shall I call it the QAnon party? What should I call your party now who defends people like Matt Gaetz and goes against Liz Cheney? What are we supposed to call it?”
McCain responded, “I think you can call it whatever you want because your influence in the Republican Party is almost zero.”
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