“The View” co-host Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainTrump mocked for low attendance at rally 'Defund the police' movement hits semantics roadblock Meghan McCain slams Cuomo, de Blasio as 'an utter disgrace' following another night of unrest in NYC MORE slammed several Trump administration officials and aides as well as President TrumpDonald John TrumpWayfair refutes QAnon-like conspiracy theory that it's trafficking children Stone rails against US justice system in first TV interview since Trump commuted his sentence Federal appeals court rules Trump admin can't withhold federal grants from California sanctuary cities MORE’s personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus poses questions about school safety; Trump commutes Roger Stone sentence Nadler: Barr dealings with Berman came 'awfully close to bribery' MORE on Tuesday, saying that the administration’s defense of a whistleblower complaint targeting Trump’s contacts with Ukraine is “blowing it on a JV level.” 

On Tuesday’s episode of “The View,” the panel discussed Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoOvernight Defense: US formally rejects Beijing's South China Sea claims | House set to consider defense policy bill next week | 57 injured as firefighters battle warship blaze Pompeo formally rejects Beijing's claims in South China Sea Wells Fargo told employees to delete TikTok from work phones MORE’s Sunday interview on ABC’s “This Week.” Pompeo denied that Trump had pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Runoff elections in Texas, Alabama set for Tuesday Biden campaign slams White House attacks on Fauci as 'disgusting' Biden lets Trump be Trump MORE and his son Hunter Biden during a July 25 phone call.   

Reports emerged Monday that Pompeo took part in the phone call.


McCain, who has repeatedly feuded with the Trump White House, blasted Pompeo’s Sunday show interview and criticized other Trump administration officials and aides who have appeared on news shows over the last week to defend Trump against the allegations in the whistleblower complaint. 

“If you’re in the White House and your surrogates are just bombing left and right and making complete jackasses of themselves, going viral with their explanations, you have to try and retake the narrative. And up until this point, [Pompeo] is someone who I think is well-respected within the administration and someone who is seen through a different kind of lens. And he blew it as well. And the problem with Republicans in the White House right now is the narrative is completely spun out of control in every way,” McCain said.

“Like, talk about blowing it on a JV level. If you have something to tell me that explains why you don’t think this is unethical or illegal, please get somebody out there with more than three brain cells to explain it to Republicans,” McCain said. 

McCain specifically cited White House policy adviser Stephen MillerStephen MillerDemocrats see immigration reform as topping Biden agenda In DACA ruling, Supreme Court ignores Trump's racial bias The Memo: Trump's Tulsa decision sparks new race controversy MORE, who appeared on Fox News on Sunday. She also mentioned Giuliani, who has made multiple media appearances to defend the president as well as himself against criticism of his meetings with Ukrainian officials.

“Stephen Miller and Rudy Giuliani are making this exponentially worse, and now Mike Pompeo just made it exponentially worse,” McCain said. 

She added that “without Trump, [White House counselor] Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwaySources say DeSantis undercutting fundraising for Republican National Convention because of personal dispute: report Democrats see victory in Trump culture war Kellyanne Conway on Trump niece's book: 'I believe family matters should be family matters' MORE is just another chick on cable news” and that “a lot of these people, they will not have the same kind of reputation or power that they do working in the White House right now.”

“The View” co-host Abby HuntsmanAbigail (Abby) Haight HuntsmanMeghan McCain blasts NY Times: 'Everyone already knows how much you despise' conservative women Abby Huntsman leaving 'The View' to help run father's gubernatorial campaign De Niro: 'I would disown' my kids if they acted like Trump's MORE cited former Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisTrump flails as audience dwindles and ratings plummet Budowsky: Biden-Duckworth would be America's team Trump insulted UK's May, called Germany's Merkel 'stupid' in calls: report MORE, who resigned last year, as a former Trump ally who has since spoken out about his opposition to Trump’s policies. 

“I would follow Mattis into hell. I love that guy,” McCain said.

McCain also sent a tweet on Monday mocking the Trump administration's defense of the whistleblower complaint.