The View added new conservative co-host Meghan McCain just in time for the latest weekend culture war. Vice President Mike Pence walked out of a San Francisco 49ers-Indianapolis Colts NFL Football game — after players knelt in protests during the playing of the National Anthem. In doing so, Pence followed the suggestion of his boss, President Donald Trump, who encouraged fans to walk out on players who use the kneeling gesture to protest racial inequality. Liberal The View co-host Joy Behar said: “Pence is kind of like a prop. Trump says do this, he does it.”
I left today’s Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.
— Vice President Pence (@VP) October 8, 2017
McCain, who is the daughter of war hero and longtime US Senator John McCain, asked: “Don’t you think this has become a distraction from the original purpose of Black Lives Matter?” That was shot down by Whoopie Goldberg, but McCain tried another approach to address the players’ protest methods: “I didn’t say they don’t have the right to [protest]. The constitutional right to protest is the very fabric of America,” McCain admitted, before again asserting the kneeling protest was “disrespectful.” McCain said “If I was there with Vice President Pence, I would’ve walked, too.” John McCain, who has had a history of conflict with President Trump, said he is proud of his daughter. See below.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) October 9, 2017