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Meghan McCain Blasted After Whining That DC Currently Looks Like A 'Military Base In Baghdad'

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Meghan McCain of The View was raked across the coals for her lack of awareness commenting on the current state of the U.S. Capitol looking a "military base in Baghdad."

The conservative host suggested the barbed wire fences surrounding the Capitol be removed now that the impeachment of former President Donald Trump was over.

However, she failed to recognize the reason for the protective barricades was because of the insurrection of the Capitol building on January 6 that led to the deaths of five people—including a police officer.

The deadly siege was led by violent Trump supporters consisting of White supremacists and QAnon conspiracy theorists who were emboldened by his false claims of a stolen election.

A day after the U.S. Senate failed to meet a two-thirds majority to convict the twice-impeached/one-term President for inciting the Capitol riot, McCain tweeted:

"Now that impeachment is done can DC stop having barbed wire fences and humvees around the capitol like this is a military base in Baghdad?"

Appalled Twitter users—including actress Rosanna Arquette—reminded McCain about what the real threat was against the nation's Capitol.

The criticism for McCain's tone-deaf tweet began piling up.









This was not the first time McCain made a comparison to the capital of Iraq.

On the day before Joe Biden's presidential inauguration, fellow View host Whoopi Goldberg noted Trump was skipping the ceremony to go to "Florida with a military sendoff, which is ironic since he's leaving D.C. looking like occupied territory."

To which McCain added:

"Look, D.C., it is not an exaggeration or hubris to say this looks like a war zone. It might as well be Baghdad."
"There are more U.S. troops present here than Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria combined."

According to Politico, National Guard deployment will extend through the end of March because law enforcement agencies believe there is still a threat of "civil disturbance."