Meghan McCain said Monday that Democrats were missing an opportunity to attract disenfranchised Republicans.
McCain brought up the topic on both ABC’s “The View” and her personal Twitter account, saying that calls for “unity” were being undermined by people who suggested that the 74 million Americans who voted for former President Donald Trump had been brainwashed or needed to be “deprogrammed.” (RELATED: ‘I Was Lied To’: Meghan McCain Lashes Out At Biden, Fauci And Amazon Over COVID Hypocrisy)
“It’s arguably the most condescending language ever used towards 74 million Americans and that is a very, very low bar to break…” McCain tweeted Monday morning.
On one hand we’re supposed to “heal and have unity” – on the other were all brainwashed and need to be “deprogrammed”? (whatever the hell that means)
It’s arguably the most condescending language ever used towards 74 million Americans and that is a very, very low bar to break…
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) January 25, 2021
A few hours later, she stuck with the same theme during a conversation about where the Republican Party was headed on “The View.”
“In regards to Democrats, what’s interesting to me is just, I had sort of assumed after President Biden won that the feeling of unity and coming together would be something that would be happening, that Democrats would be wanting Republicans to come together with them to go forward,” McCain began, saying that instead she had heard people suggesting that Republicans had been brainwashed or that they needed to be “deprogrammed.” (RELATED: Sunny Hostin Says 74 Million Americans Have Been ‘Brainwashed’)
“We’re hearing a lot of language from people like Katie Couric that Republicans like me need to be, quote, deprogrammed, that we’re brainwashed, that 74 million Americans are basically irredeemable people,” McCain said, adding, “I think it’s horribly dangerous for the country.”
McCain went on to say that Democrats were missing out on an opportunity to expand their base to include Republicans who might feel disenfranchised if they didn’t fall in line with the base that still supported Trump.
“If President Biden and Democrats want to have a big party and include some of these people, great, and if we’re all just deplorable and need to be deprogrammed as Katie Couric said, then honestly they can go to hell because I don’t need to be deprogrammed,” McCain concluded. “I just have a different perspective on how the government should be run.”