On the morning of last week’s Capitol attack, many members of the Trump family whipped up the mob. Donald Trump Sr. and Jr. both spoke at a rally that morning. Ivanka Trump, later in the day, referred to the insurrectionists as “patriots.”
On Tuesday, the President directed blame for the attack away from himself. The other members of the family have been silent since the attack. On today’s episode of The View, Meghan McCain said Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump can’t hide from their responsibility and need to be held accountable for their role in the attack.
The Conservative pundit began, “I don’t understand why people on Capitol Hill aren’t demanding that this end, because as long as we take no culpability for what happened, and I say we as the collective Republican Party, there’s no future for the party. There is none. If the president is going to keep saying things like that and we’re not going to hold him accountable, this is dead. We can call it over.”
Whoopi Goldberg jumped in, “All of those folks sitting there, knowing that this is a lie, for me, this is treason. You know that this is a lie. This has been predicated on a lie the entire time. And y’all just sit there and let it happen. You are the problem.”
McCain again weighed in, saying, “His family has to be held accountable for this too. Don’t let Ivanka and Jared off just because they are not saying anything right now. Apparently they’re in hiding. Do not let these off the hook. All of these people need to be held accountable.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of ABC:
SHOULD PUNISHMENT INCLUDE CONGRESS? As reports of armed protests being planned at all 50 state capitols leading up to Inauguration Day, the co-hosts weigh in on where blame and punishment should be placed for last week’s siege on the U.S. Capitol. https://t.co/VlS2pemMEF pic.twitter.com/Qps2zveR7f
— The View (@TheView) January 12, 2021
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