Meghan McCain predicts DeSantis would put Harris ‘in the ground’ in 2024 matchup
Meghan McCain on Monday predicted that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) would put Vice President Kamala Harris “in the ground” if they were to face off against each other in a presidential election.
The co-hosts of “The View” on Monday were discussing recent polling data that showed Harris has the lowest approval rating of any vice president since the 1970s, when moderator Whoopi Goldberg asked McCain if she believed Harris had “stumbled” in her first few months in the Biden administration.
“I think she stumbled when she was running for president. She dropped out before Iowa, she was a very early dropout. She wasn’t resonating with voters way before President Biden was elected,” McCain said, acknowledging that she could not be unbiased due to being a Republican.
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McCain criticized Harris’s approach to the immigration crisis, which she has been tasked with handling, pointing to how she laughed off questions about visiting the border.
“Her laugh has become a way for people to take hits at her because it’s uncomfortable to watch, it’s uncomfortable to answer and she — I always thought she needed more media training than she had,” McCain said.
“The problem for Democrats going into 2024 is if President Biden chooses not to run for reelection, she’s just not going to be a strong enough candidate to run for president,” McCain continued. “Ron DeSantas would would put her in the ground. I mean, it would be an election for Republicans. Republicans would love nothing more than to run against Vice President Harris.”
Goldberg and fellow co-host Joy Behar argued that not enough time has passed for a true assessment of Harris, noting that it has been less than year since she took office. Behar and co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines also expressed the opinion that Harris’s race and gender play a part in her unpopularity in the polls.
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