Meghan McCain: It's 'breaking my heart' Warren is leading Biden in the polls

"The View" co-host Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain slams Cuomo, de Blasio as 'an utter disgrace' following another night of unrest in NYC Crowds flock to Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks over Memorial Day weekend CNN's Cuomo pulls out massive cotton swab to tease brother after live COVID-19 test MORE said it is "breaking my heart" that former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Murkowski, Mattis criticism ratchets up pressure on GOP over Trump| Esper orders hundreds of active-duty troops outside DC sent home day after reversal | Iran releases US Navy veteran Michael White Davis: 72 hours cementing the real choice for November OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump signs order removing environmental reviews for major projects | New Trump air rule will limit future pollution regulations, critics say | DNC climate group calls for larger federal investment on climate than Biden plan MORE is trailing Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenGeorge Floyd protests show corporations must support racial and economic equality It's time to shut down industrial animal farming The Hill's Morning Report - Protesters' defiance met with calls to listen MORE (D-Mass.) in some recent Democratic presidential primary polls.

McCain, who noted she is close to the Biden family, made the comments Tuesday as she and her fellow co-hosts reacted to Hunter Biden’s interview that aired on ABC News earlier in the day.

“It’s breaking my heart all day long,” McCain, the daughter of late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainKelly holds double-digit lead over McSally in Arizona: poll Montana barrels toward blockbuster Senate fight How Obama just endorsed Trump MORE (R-Ariz.), said in reference to Hunter Biden’s role in the Ukraine scandal. “I love Joe Biden. I love his family. Hunter Biden has had a lot of issues he's struggled with for a long time.”

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McCain then noted that Biden’s poll numbers are “also breaking my heart,” as he trails Warren in some polls.

“Elizabeth Warren is leading in the CBS-YouGov poll 32 to 24 percent in New Hampshire. So she’s going to take these opportunities,” McCain said, noting that Warren and other Democratic candidates will likely use Hunter Biden’s situation against Joe Biden at the debate Tuesday night.

“Elizabeth Warren — mark my words tonight — or one of these guys, one of the 12 people running … will take the shot in front of them,” McCain added. 

In his interview that aired Tuesday, Hunter Biden said he made a mistake in taking a position on the board of a foreign company that gave political rivals the opportunity to “harm my father.”

"I gave a hook to some very unethical people to act in illegal ways to try to do some harm to my father. That's where I made the mistake," Hunter Biden said. "So I take full responsibility for that. Did I do anything improper? No, not in any way. Not in any way whatsoever."

Hunter Biden has faced heat recently for being involved with businesses in Ukraine and China, with President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal plan to contain Washington protests employs 7,600 personnel: report GOP Rep calls on primary opponent to condemn campaign surrogate's racist video Tennessee court rules all registered voters can obtain mail-in ballots due to COVID-19 MORE and his allies accusing him of corruption without providing any evidence.

McCain also noted that Hunter Biden is going to be a “huge distraction and a huge narrative problem” for his father as the former vice president attempts to secure his party’s nomination to take on Trump in the 2020 election.