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?"
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?— Meghan McCain (@Meghan McCain)1613352706.0
Appalled Twitter users—including actress Rosanna Arquette—reminded McCain about what the real threat was against the nation's Capitol.
@MeghanMcCain We’ve just had a domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol where they threatened the lives of senators… https://t.co/1jNyLr0rGH— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@✌🏼rosanna arquette)1613410583.0
The criticism for McCain's tone-deaf tweet began piling up.
I don't know. Are Trump terrorists done trying to kill members of Congress? #Trump #TrumpTerrorists https://t.co/XeBeHcHwgt— Craig Rozniecki (@Craig Rozniecki)1613408826.0
@MeghanMcCain @ResisterSis20 You don’t like to use critical thinking often and it shows girl... it shows.— Bailey Sarian (@Bailey Sarian)1613416720.0
@MeghanMcCain You really are an idiot. You apparently are not paying attention to reality— B.L. Ochman - Masks Save Lives (@B.L. Ochman - Masks Save Lives)1613407231.0
@MeghanMcCain To be clear, you think it was impeachment that was the threat to the Capitol and not the bloodthirsty… https://t.co/hiRY0RiOlv— James Morrison (@James Morrison)1613372306.0
No Meghan, they can't, because 47 Republicans authorized Y'all Qaeda to come back anytime Commandante Don calls on… https://t.co/PwgzBLnv8n— Nina Burleigh (@Nina Burleigh)1613408820.0
@MeghanMcCain Do you really think Biden likes all this security around the Capitol and would willingly let it conti… https://t.co/F6cTUBqqcT— Michele (@Michele)1613400018.0
@MeghanMcCain Call me crazy. But immediately after the man who led the insurrection was acquitted by his co-conspir… https://t.co/P9cguIz5Oj— Josh Paton-Usry (@Josh Paton-Usry)1613354050.0
@MeghanMcCain @DsOchoa 7 people killed. 1 cop murdered. 2 cops committed suicide. 140 cops were injured. 1 cop has… https://t.co/roXvnPkGYq— Sellen (@Sellen)1613360403.0
@MeghanMcCain Meghan, the FBI still doesn’t know who left explosives around the Capitol. Do you really think this is all fixed and done?— Maya Contreras (@Maya Contreras)1613405872.0
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."