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

"The View" co-host Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain blasts NY Times: 'Everyone already knows how much you despise' conservative women Sanders aide hits 'millionaires on "The View"' after segment on Warren dispute Meghan McCain blasts Trump for 'bullying widows at a public rallies' MORE said it is "breaking my heart" that former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPerry delegation talking points stressed pushing Ukraine to deal with 'corruption' GOP senator airs anti-Biden ad in Iowa amid impeachment trial Biden photobombs live national news broadcast at one of his rallies MORE is trailing Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden on whether Sanders can unify party as nominee: 'It depends' Overnight Health Care — Presented by Philip Morris International — HHS has no plans to declare emergency over coronavirus | GOP senator calls for travel ban to stop outbreak | Warren releases plan to contain infectious diseases Biden lines up high-profile surrogates to campaign in Iowa 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 McCainJames Taylor to perform at awards ceremony for Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week Conservative activist wins contest to represent New Hampshire at Republican National Convention Schiff shows clip of McCain in Trump impeachment trial 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 TrumpCNN's Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism NPR reporter after Pompeo clash: Journalists don't interview government officials to score 'political points' Lawyer says Parnas can't attend Senate trial due to ankle bracelet 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.