Meghan McCain pushed back forcefully on her “The View” co-hosts Wednesday when they called the U.S. decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council “tone-deaf” in light of children being separated from their parents at the Mexico Border.
Joy Behar said considering what was going on at the border it was “tone-deaf,” before McCain schooled them all on why the U.S. decided to withdraw from the UN council: its “political bias against Israel.”
“The reason why America has decided to pull out is because of the disproportionate focus on Israel and human rights abuses as compared to other countries,” McCain shared. “Israel has 68 condemnations. North Korea has nine. Venezuela and Russia have zero. And so they are seen as a bias against Israel, which is why we have chosen to pull out.”
“I believe that we shouldn’t be putting our country in the same place as countries where you can be murdered for being gay,” she added. “This is a biased organization. We should 100 percent not be involved.”
Sunny Hostin interjected and said the bottom line is “until we can get our own house in order and make human rights at home a priority it doesn’t make sense for us to be at the table.”
That got McCain fired up.
“Where the left continues to lose me is this moral relativism between places like Saudi Arabia and North Korea to the United States,” McCain explained. “What’s going on at the border is horrific. I’ve said it for the past two days. … But the idea that being imprisoned and tortured and murdered for being gay or having forced abortions or in prison camps with what’s going on in North Korea is somehow the same as the American exceptionalism….
Hostin jumped in and said, “no one is saying it’s the same..”
“You just described point-blank a very conservative ideal of American exceptionalism, which I in my whole heart believe with,” McCain answered. “And the idea that it’s the same, that we have to get our house in order — yes, of course, but it is not the same as Saudi Arabia. … You just said that.”
Hostin argued her suggestion was not saying the U.S. was the same as those other countries.
“OK, so you can at least concede that what’s going on in North Korea and Saudi Arabia is different and worse than what’s going on in this country?” McCain asked her co-host.
“I think it’s different,” Hostin responded.
“Not worse?” McCain explained. “Being killed for being gay, imprisoned, forced abortions all the things going on in North Korea you think is comparable to what’s going on in America?”
Whoopi then interjected and claimed no country “comes out clean.”