‘View’ Hosts Freak Over Kennedy Retirement — Meghan McCain Reminds Them ‘Elections Have Consequences’ [VIDEO]

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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The co-hosts of “The View” freaked out over Justice Anthony Kennedy announcing his retirement, and Meghan McCain reminded them that “elections have consequences.”

The comments came Thursday during a discussion about what kind of judge President Donald Trump might replace him with, and everyone but McCain was convinced it meant the end of our democracy.

“Yeah, let’s have everybody [be] a Republican — the Supreme Court, the Congress, the presidency. What is that called? Dictatorship, I believe,” Joy Behar said. “Thomas Jefferson and James Madison are rolling over in their graves today. What happened to separation of powers? What happened to checks and balances in this country? Gone. Gone.”

“Well, Democrats were in power for a long time, especially under Obama — you had three branches of government at the time,” McCain responded. “It’s just the pendulum swinging the other way. I knew last night — I was texting my sister-in-law, and I was, like, ‘Tomorrow is going to be a rough day on the show’ because I was thrilled.”

“I’m happy we’re getting another supreme court nominee, especially as a pro-life, pro-gun, strict constitutionalist Republican,” she added. “Judges don’t always turn out how you think … Kennedy, in particular, was a swing voter. Gay marriage passed because of him.”

McCain continued, “He was nominated under [Ronald] Reagan. And I will say that I know it’s easy sometimes to watch Trump and think that the world is coming to an end, but elections have consequences, and last night, Amber Tamblyn was tweeting about all the Democrats like Susan Sarandon who thought they couldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton because the revolution would come. How do you feel now? How do those people feel now?”

“I don’t like hearing, again, that I’m trying to take your rights away,” Whoopi Goldberg interjected. “I have to tell you, as a woman, I think you’re trying to take my rights away. And as a person who believes in the Constitution, which tells me that I have the right to be myself and do the things I want to do, and I don’t have to listen to what your religion is, and I don’t have to listen to what you want it to be, I have to make sure that as an American citizen, I’m doing the right stuff and taking care of business.”

“I don’t like this line that I, as a Democrat, or an Independent, or whatever, [am] trying to take away anything from you,” Goldberg added. ” I’m trying to hold onto my personal rights so that you can have the rights you want. Because if you take mine, I feel like you’re the one with the problem. If you take my right away from me, to judge what I do for my family and my body, I got a little problem with that. You got a problem. You don’t want people to take your guns? Well, get out of my behind. Get out of my vagina. Get out.”