Meghan McCain rips Trump, Rand Paul: 'Blood' on their hands while Kurds are 'slaughtered'

Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainChelsea Clinton says she's not considering a bid for New York House seat Meghan McCain praises Yang for starting conversation on automation: 'It's incredibly impressive' Meghan McCain: It's 'breaking my heart' Warren is leading Biden in the polls MORE lashed out at President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Support for impeachment inches up in poll Fox News's Bret Baier calls Trump's attacks on media 'a problem' MORE and Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate Democrats to hold caucus meeting Wednesday with ex-ISIS envoy Partisan squabbles endanger congressional response to Trump's course on Syria Paul blocks vote on House-passed Syria resolution for second time MORE (R-Ky.) on Thursday's edition of "The View," arguing they have blood on their hands while the Kurds are "being slaughtered after standing with our troops in the Middle East for an extremely long time."

"I want you to ask him," McCain said of Paul. "There is blood on anyone’s hands, starting with him and President Trump’s, letting this happen because there are people being slaughtered after standing with our troops in the Middle East for an extremely long time fighting against terror cells.”


“And we are not entering into a foreign war. These are proxies supporting us," she continued. "The whole point of having proxies is so we don’t get into another war! And I’m sorry, have we not learned the lessons of 9/11? I don’t understand it.

"I’m sorry I’m upset, but this has been going on for weeks," McCain lamented. "These people are being killed and slaughtered!”

McCain's sharing of her perspective comes one day before Paul is set to join the ABC program. McCain, however, informed viewers she will be off on Friday "for personal reasons."

The White House announced the abrupt withdrawal of U.S. forces from northern Syria late Sunday following a conversation between Trump and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The U.S. military had partnered with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in operations against ISIS.

The SDF denounced Trump's decision as a “stab in the back.”

Trump then said on Wednesday that there would be ramifications for Turkey if Kurdish forces were harmed.

“I will wipe out his economy if that happens,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “I hope that he will act rationally.”

Trump has also noted in recent comments that he campaigned on withdrawing the U.S. from “endless wars.”

The president's decision has reportedly taken U.S. military personnel by surprise, with one U.S. special forces member serving with the SDF stating that Turkey is carrying out atrocities as it moves into northeastern Syria.

“I am ashamed for the first time in my career,” the unidentified soldier, who has been involved in the training of indigenous forces on multiple continents, told Fox News on Wednesday.