The View had plenty to say about Matt Gaetz on this morning’s show, but co-host Meghan McCain truly didn’t hold back, ripping into the Florida congressman for his “disgusting” behavior. Gaetz, who is under investigation for allegedly violating sex trafficking laws and engaging in sexual acts with a 17-year-old girl, was the day’s first Hot Topic, and McCain wasted no time blasting the Republican lawmaker for offenses like allegedly sharing naked photos of the women he’d slept with while on the House floor.
“Any moron can get elected to Congress,” McCain began. “Some of the dumbest people in history of American history are in Congress.” After admitting that there have “always been weird rumors about Matt Gaetz on Capitol Hill,” and that he’s “always had a weird reputation,” McCain told her co-hosts that she was “not surprised” by the congressman’s sex scandal.
“What’s particularly gross is he was the only congressman to vote against an anti-sex trafficking bill that was on the floor of Congress last year,” she said. “He should certainly resign, in the same way Cuomo should resign.”
But the conservative co-host also pointed to Representative Eric Swalwell and Jeffrey Toobin as examples of similar behavior, claiming that everyone thought it was “hilarious” when Toobin exposed himself on a work video call. “I think all things having to do with men and sex and them exposing themselves and showing photos, it’s a violation for all women, no matter the context,” McCain said. “It’s particularly disgusting and vile given that Matt Gaetz is on the floor of Congress showing it to people.”
After calling on journalists the share the names of the lawmakers Gaetz shared the photos with who “thought it was both hilarious and appropriate,” McCain ripped into the congressman’s “disgusting” actions, adding, “I’m so sick of stuff like this and he should be removed.”
Gaetz appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show last week in an attempt to clear his name after the story broke, insisting that the claims against him are “verifiably false.” After watching the interview, McCain said “there’s no explanation of this that makes any sense,” but that the most likely scenario is that Gaetz “slept with a 17 year old and sex trafficked her, and he’s probably going to go to jail.”
The View airs weekdays at 11/10c on ABC. Watch the full Matt Gaetz segment in the video above.
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