MEGHAN McCain rhetorically asked if she and her fellow co-hosts should be fired for not having enough Asian American representation on the 24-year-old show as she ranted against a Democratic senator who insinuated the same problem within Joe Biden’s cabinet.
“We’ve only had one Asian American host co-host host this show,” McCain said on Wednesday’s episode. “Does that mean one of us should be leaving because there’s not enough representation?”
The View co-host Meghan McCain asked whether a host should step down because of a lack of representationCredit: @justinbaragona/Twitter
She was referencing Senator Tammy Duckworth’s remarks earlier this weekCredit: Alamy
The View co-host went on a tirade against Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth’s statement this week, who said she would not vote for any other of President Biden’s Cabinet or future judicial nominees unless they were Asian.
“I was very surprised to hear Tammy Duckworth say something like this,” McCain said. “She got a lot of blowback from a lot of people, not just people on the right.”
“Race and gender is [worth] more than your skill qualifications, the content of your character. It is not what Martin Luther King Jr. preached,” the conservative host continued. “I think this is a very very slippery slope.”
McCain was questioning Duckworth’s argument in wanting more Asian American and Pacific Islander representation in Biden’s Cabinet, which the president has called the “most diverse in history.”
Duckworth said she would not vote for another Biden Cabinet pick unless they were Asian AmericanCredit: AP
Hirono echoed those thoughts but said she would vote for any nominee who was diverseCredit: EPA
“I am a ‘no’ vote, on the floor, on all non-diversity nominees,” Duckworth told reporters on Tuesday. “I will vote for racial minorities and LGBTQ but anybody else, I’m not voting for.”
Duckworth and Hawaiian Senator Mazie Hirono are the only two Asian American members of the Senate. Hirono echoed Duckworth’s thoughts, but said she would vote for any diverse members, not just Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders.
McCain had an issue with this sentiment.
“I think this is actually just the natural flow of identity politics,” she said on the show.
“We’re talking about — is identity politics more important than the qualifications of the job?”
“And I think that’s a question that going forward that the progressive left is going to have to reconcile.”