“Queer Eye” star Bobby Berk went head to head with “The View” panelist Meghan McCain on Twitter over the Green New Deal, the progressive proposed legislation from Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) which aims to tackle climate change and economic inequality.
On a recent episode of “The View,” McCain brought up Republican concerns with the Green New Deal to guest Washington governor and 2020 presidential candidate Jay Inslee (D).
McCain claimed that the Green New Deal
“We’re talking about $51 trillion, the elimination of planes, the elimination of cows, a railway, no planes. I guess nobody can go to Hawaii anymore,” she added.
Inslee responded that McCain’s information is incorrect and cited President Donald Trump as the source for the incorrect information.
“Let’s get this straight: That is not what’s proposed in the Green New Deal,” Inslee told McCain.
Berk noticed the exchange and called out McCain for being “everything wrong with journalism.”
— Bobby Berk (@bobbyberk) March 4, 2019
McCain responded: “I am NOT a journalist, it makes me sad and scared so many people confuse this. I am a conservative political commentator – I represent the most conservative point of view in the country, which is my job every day on The View.”
Hey Bobby –— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 6, 2019
1. I am NOT a journalist, it makes me sad and scared so many people confuse this. I am a conservative political commentator – I represent the most conservative point of view in the country, which is my job every day on The View…. https://t.co/2q1SKK9qO1
“Blatant lies are not a point of view honey! There
Blatant lies are not a point of view honey! There are just a way to rile the base just like Trump does. I used to have a lot of respect for you and not lump you on with the likes of him, but you were literally repeating his lies and are becoming no better— Bobby Berk (@bobbyberk) March 6, 2019
McCain replied that she was “pointing out the financial implications” of the deal. She signed off by saying she won’t be watching “Queer Eye” anymore.
That is not what I was doing, I was pointing out the financial implications an average American would feel if the green new deal were enacted – but clearly I won't be changing your mind. I also guess I won't be watching queer eye anymore. :( Have a nice day. https://t.co/VYXNmguMQu— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 6, 2019