The View Heats Up Over Who’s to Blame for Govt Shutdown: ‘Everyone’s Garbage’
The View had a rousing debate on Thursday as they talked about the ongoing border security stalemate between President Donald Trump and his congressional opponents.
As the president and Democrats continue to hammer each other over his border wall, the government shutdown is moving into its 20th day. Meghan McCain kicked off the conversation with her colleagues by lambasting everyone in government leadership for the fact that the shutdown could conceivably last through Trump’s remaining presidency.
“All of our leaders, all of them are garbage. I think everyone’s garbage right now…I don’t know what has happened or transpired. All of you go to work. Trump, Nancy Pelosi, I know we disagree on things, but part of politics is coming to the table and finding things we agree on, and, for god’s sake, do it because I can’t handle much more of this.”
The discussion went on to touch on federal workers who are struggling to make ends meet since the shutdown means they cannot get paid or pick up other jobs. Abby Huntsman talked about the important functions furloughed workers do for American society while noting that people won’t want to work for the government now because of the shutdown’s implications for job security.
McCain eventually got back in to say the shutdown dispute will inevitably drive the country to a breaking point.
“If there’s one thing we can agree on, it’s this is a bunch of bull,” McCain said. “I’m over it and I think everyone else is over it.”
When Joy Behar tried to argue Trump bears the most blame for the shutdown, McCain pushed back by saying that there’s plenty of blame for everybody.
“It’s not productive saying that it’s all Trump’s fault,” McCain argued. “I’m trying to find a place where we can come together to get our government working to get our government working because everyone is losing on this. I don’t want posture politics. I don’t want to be like the crappy politicians on this show today. I don’t want to do that. I want us to come together!”
Whoopi Goldberg managed to rein in the conversation, which continued to focus on a possible national emergency, compromise with DACA, and who’s going to pay for Trump’s wall.
Watch above, via ABC.
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