The aforementioned Greene has become one of the most criticised figures amongst the new crop of Republican representatives due to her wild conspiracy theories ranging from everything to schools shootings to Jewish people being responsible for forest fires.
Although McCain has called Greene a “total whack job conspiracy theorist,” The View commentator believes that the more coverage that radical Republicans get, it forces more traditional Republican’s to retreat into the background to avoid being tarnished with the same brush.
Speaking on The View on Monday, the daughter of former Republican senator John McCain, said, “I think the more that the mainstream media continues to come out and say that all Republicans are birthers and crazy people and we believe in space lasers, then the more it makes traditional Republicans—and there’s still a lot of them in the country—go back into their corners. And this is becoming very tribal, and I would argue that this is how we got Trump in the first place and that there’s just no nuance in it.”
McCain who is a staunch critic of Donald Trump and has called for him to be impeached did reveal that even her friends who support Trump think Greene is “crazy” but wondered what the point of the argument would be if all Republicans are considered to be the same. “What’s the point of even trying to have an argument if we’re all Marjorie Taylor Greene?” she added.
However, the comments have received a backlash as many have questioned whether coddling someone like Greene is actually the best approach to extreme conspiracy theorists and if the GOP should hold them responsible in the first place.
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Whoopi Goldberg did caveat McCain’s comments with comparing them to how some members of the Democrats have attempted to distance themselves from popular socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She said, “Remember we would all say, ‘No, AOC does not represent the whole party. Now you—you all are getting slapped with the same kind of paintbrush.”