Meghan McCain, the co-host of “The View,” shared some strong words about those people who participated in the riots at the U.S. Capitol.
The January 6th riots were described as an invasion and McCain argued that the Americans that contributed to the violence should be held accountable in the same way that a terrorist would.
“I just think we need to treat the domestic terrorists the way we do actual terrorists,” McCain said.
She then pitched the idea of sending the hundreds of people who broke through security barricades and entered into the hallways of the country’s prestigious legislative building to Guantanamo Bay.
“I’m not against sending these people to Gitmo. That may sound extreme,” she admitted. “These are domestic terrorists who attacked our own republic. They should be treated the same way we treat Al Qaeda.”
Watch her comments below:
Meghan McCain on the Capitol riots: "I’m not against sending these people to Gitmo, and that may sound extreme. These are domestic terrorists who attacked our own republic. They should be treated the same way we treat Al Qaeda." pic.twitter.com/D0wXLLaX54
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As the Independent Journal Review reports, the riots resulted in the death of five people and injuries to dozens of others. At least 50 people are facing felony charges for their incitement or participation in the riots.
President Trump was also directly blamed by the majority party in the House of Representatives, who later officially impeached him for his alleged involvement. The president will face trial for the charges whenever House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sends the article of impeachment to the U.S. Senate.
The impeachment makes Trump the only sitting president to have been impeached more than once.
The article of impeachment reads, “President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of Government.”
“He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coequal branch of Government. He thereby betrayed his trust as President, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States,” it added via IJR.