Soledad O’Brien recently criticized Meghan McCain’s comments on a Tuesday episode of “The View” concerning the growing tendency of Democrats to support socialist policies while hosts were discussed New York congressional hopeful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Soledad tweeted a response to McCain’s comments on Wednesday, calling her performance a “full-on freak-out”:
Full on freak out https://t.co/rVl5HogBur
— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) July 25, 2018
McCain immediately hit back, taking to Twitter to respond to the former MSNBC and Al Jazeera America news correspondent, saying, “Get a life, Soledad — I’m passionate and don’t want my grandkids growing up in a socialist nation.” (RELATED: Meghan McCain Explains Democratic Socialism: ‘Name One Country’ That Has Successfully Used Socialism)
Get a life Soledad – I’m passionate and don’t want my grandkids growing up in a socialist nation. https://t.co/qnYyREZUct
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 25, 2018
During the panel discussion Tuesday, McCain noted Margaret Thatcher’s famous quote about socialism and challenged Ocasio-Cortez to name one country that has found success with it.
.@MeghanMcCain: “The problem with socialism … ‘At a certain point you run out of spending other people’s money.’ Venezuela, one of the richest countries in the world in the 70s — now the average Venezuelan has lost 24 pounds because they’re starving to death pic.twitter.com/uYTIC5IOz4
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 24, 2018
“The problem with socialism, in the words of Margaret Thatcher, is: at a certain point, you run out of spending other people’s money,'” McCain explained. “Venezuela, one of the richest countries in the world in the 70s — now the average Venezuelan has lost 24 pounds because they’re starving to death. Ninty percent of the country is living in poverty. This is what I need from her. Name one country [where] socialism has ever worked.”