“The View” co-host Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain rips Trump, Rand Paul: 'Blood' on their hands while Kurds are 'slaughtered' Meghan McCain rips Trump, GOP on Syria decision: 'You feckless, unpatriotic cowards' Meghan McCain: Trump, Giuliani 'blowing it on a JV level' MORE slammed several Trump administration officials and aides as well as President TrumpDonald John TrumpWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Trump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage MORE’s personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiRand Paul calls for probe of Democrats over Ukraine letter Sunday shows — Officials rush to Trump's defense on Syria, sanctions Cruz: 'Of course' it's not appropriate to ask China to investigate Bidens 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 PompeoReporter presses Pompeo on whether he met with Giuliani in Warsaw Pompeo: 'I wish the NBA would acknowledge' China's treatment of Uyghur Muslims Dem senator urges Pompeo to fire State official accused of retaliation, harassment MORE’s Sunday interview on ABC’s “This Week.” Pompeo denied that Trump had pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage Schiff: Whistleblower testimony might not be necessary Trump warns Democrats will lose House seats over impeachment 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 MillerThe Memo: Drip, drip of revelations damages Trump Trump says acting Homeland Security chief McAleenan will step down Overnight Health Care — Presented by Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing — Judge blocks Trump 'public charge' rule | Appeals court skeptical of Trump arguments for Medicaid work requirements | CDC offers guidance for treating vaping-related cases 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 ConwayStephen Miller defends Trump, accuses Democrats of 'witch hunt part two' George Conway, conservative attorneys urge House to move quickly on impeachment George Conway: 'Garbage' White House defense 'virtually guarantees' Trump impeachment 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: Trump, Giuliani 'blowing it on a JV level' Huntsman of 'The View' declares Castro campaign dead after Biden moment 'The View' co-host Abby Huntsman gives birth to twins MORE cited former Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisUS leaves dozens of 'high value' ISIS detainees behind amid Syria retreat: report White House officials stand by Syria withdrawal, sanctions delay amid bipartisan pushback Sunday shows — Officials rush to Trump's defense on Syria, sanctions 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.