The View's Meghan McCain blames Biden for leading US into gas crisis and says Trump being 'bad doesn't make prez good'
MEGHAN McCain has blamed President Joe Biden for leading the US into the gas crisis as she claimed that “just because Trump was bad, doesn’t mean this is good.”
The View host on Thursday slammed media coverage of the Biden administration as a “strategy” as she accused him of failing to care for the “average American.”
Her comments come as Republicans tear into Biden for his “naive” and “weak” response to the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack.
The nation’s largest fuel pipeline is back in service after five days, yet gas stations across the Southeast are still awaiting relief after panicked Americans cleared them out of their supply.
“Do you know what is also a strategy?” McCain asked.
“A strategy is not focusing on anything the Biden administration is doing right now that is leading our country into crisis.
“There’s a crisis at our border, inflation rates are sky-high, the Middle East is on fire, unemployment is crazy and a lot of Americans can’t figure out how they’re going to get gas in their cars.
“These are real problems, it’s like the 70s all over again,” she continued.
“I think it’s a strategy that the media doesn’t want to focus on anything bad happening in the Biden administration.
“I implore everyone who works in this industry – just because Trump was so bad, doesn’t mean that this is good.”
McCain claimed that there are “real meat and potatoes issues impacting average Americans” that are not being addressed.
“I think that we should be focusing on that versus relitigating something that happened four months ago,” she concluded.
McCain had been asked for her comments on a House hearing on Wednesday regarding the storming of the US Capitol by Trump supporters on January 6.
During the hearing, Republican lawmakers had claimed that the mob was not violent despite the deaths of five people.
“It was Trump supporters who died that day not Trump supporters who were taking the lives of others,” said Rep Jody Hice.
Rep Andrew Clyde added that while the crowd was “undisciplined,” it was not an “insurrection.”
“Let me be clear, to call it an insurrection is a bare-faced lie,” he added.
Rep Clyde also claimed that the crowds that pushed their way into the building were seen in an “ordering fashion taking pictures and videos."
“You would think it was a normal tourist visit,” he alleged.
“What was he smoking?” The View’s Whoopi Goldberg asked.
“Who doesn’t go on vacation without bear spray and a noose,” added Joy Behar. “I always thought of going to the Eiffel tower with explosives.”
Behar slammed Clyde for “blatantly lying” in his comments and claimed it was “gaslighting to the eighth degree.”
“People I talk to are frightened that this party will bring down this country, bring down this beautiful country and all that we have treasured over the years.”
“When Joy says friends of hers are frightened, friends of mine are frightened as well,” McCain hit back.
“I had to have a conversation with my executive producer yesterday about whether or not I’m going to be able to find gas for my car because lines at the gas stations where I live are down the street or there’s just no gas whatsoever.
“I’m privileged, I work at a company that is going to find a way for me to get to work but what about the average American?” she asked.
Her co-host Sunny Hostin fired back and said it was right to keep discussing an event that happened “only” four months ago.
“Republicans are never the party of Blue LIves Matter,” she added as she spoke about the treatment of Capitol officers on January 6.
On Thursday, the Colonial pipeline – which carries 100million gallons per day of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel – said it had begun supplying some fuel to most regions along its 5,500-mile route.
It will expand to areas including Baltimore by mid-day, it said.
The pipeline resumed computer-controlled pumping late Wednesday after adding safety measures.
The shutdown caused gasoline shortages and emergency declarations from Virginia to Florida, led two refineries to curb production, and had airlines reshuffling some refueling operations.
The company reportedly paid nearly $5million in ransom to the DarkSide Russian hackers following the attack that sparked the gas crisis.
It paid the extortionate amount in untraceable cryptocurrency within just hours of the devastating hack, Bloomberg reported.
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