A few prominent politicians within the Republican Party have had the backbone and decency to maintain their opposition to accused pedophile Roy Moore’s candidacy to fill Jeff Sessions’ former Alabama Senate seat.
One such Republican willing to buck his party’s current extreme mainstream is former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Unsurprisingly, Romney’s opposition drew the ire of alt-right ghoul Steve Bannon, who attempted to publicly discredit Romney by trying to make his lack of military service an issue. Thankfully, fellow Republican Meghan McCain hit back at Bannon on The View for attacking Romney.
While other key Republicans have gone back on their un-endorsements of candidate Moore, Mitt Romney showed some character by doubling down on opposing the disgraced former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice. Posted Romney on Monday on his Twitter account, “Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation. Leigh Corfman and other victims are courageous heroes. No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity.” This evidently did not sit well with President Donald Trump’s former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who decided to slam Romney at a pro-Moore rally in Alabama for having gotten religious exceptions during the Vietnam War draft. Said Steve about Mitt, who is a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints, “You hid behind your religion. You went to France to be a missionary while men were dying in Vietnam. Do not talk about honor and integrity.” Former Navy officer Bannon continued, “You ran for commander in chief and had five sons — not one day of service in Afghanistan or Iraq. We have 7,000 dead and 52,000 casualties, and where were the Romneys during those wars? Judge Roy Moore has more honor and integrity in his pinky finger than your entire family.”
This performance did not pass the smell test of The View‘s conservative host McCain, whose father is, of course, an American military icon. Meghan fired back at Bannon for all of a suddenly rallying behind soldiers. Said McCain, referencing how President Trump mocked Sen. John McCain for having been a prisoner of war, “Wait, wait, wait. I thought we don’t like people who were captured. I mean, come on! I’m sorry, but who the hell are you to be here talking about service when your administration said about my father? Take a seat!” Are you glad McCain took Bannon to task for “service shaming” anti-Moore Republican Romney? Watch her full comments below: