Meghan McCain Takes Cohosts To School On Immigration: ‘If We Are Not A Nation Of Laws, We Are Not A Nation’


Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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Meghan McCain jumped into a heated immigration debate Thursday, disagreeing at least on the finer points with all four of her cohosts on ABC’s “The View.” McCain said, “If we are not a nation of laws, we are not a nation.”

Sunny Hostin argued that, according to the immigration attorneys she had spoken to, the current system was both unheard of and unacceptable.

“I’m concerned about the immigration lawyers and they said this is an affront to the rule of law, and this is not what this country stands for. These are people that have been practicing immigration law for 20 years, and they have never seen anything like this. This is different.”

McCain responded, saying that she knew her opinion would be unpopular, “I believe in comprehensive immigration reform, I always have. I believe in the idea we are all God’s children, I believe in what you just read on the Statue of Liberty. I also believe that we are a nation of borders and laws. A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation according to Ronald Reagan.”

When asked whether she thought what was happening was comprehensive immigration reform, McCain let loose. She said, “I’m saying what President Trump ran on is what he is enforcing, and I think that when Jeff Sessions says this, you can’t be surprised that when you have a hard line — the most hard line immigration candidate of my lifetime who runs on hard line immigration and the economy and ends up winning, that this is what happens. It’s why voting is so important, and I think sometimes when we’re sitting in a beautiful studio in the middle of Manhattan, you forget what’s happening.” (RELATED: Joy Behar Interrupts Meghan McCain’s Tearful Krauthammer Tribute To Slam McConnell)

Whoopi Goldberg fired back, saying that she didn’t believe in turning away women who were legally seeking asylum, that turning away women seeking asylum from abuse and gangs was “never our policy.”

McCain concluded by reaffirming her stance, saying, “If we are not a nation of laws, we are not a nation.”