Meghan McCain slams Rand Paul for trying to out whistleblower: 'I hate him'

"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 on Tuesday said that she "hates" Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulGOP threatens to weaponize impeachment witnesses amid standoff Paul predicts no Republicans will vote to convict Trump Graham on impeachment trial: 'End this crap as quickly as possible' MORE (R-Ky.) for his comments saying that the identity of the whistleblower whose complaint launched an impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE should be revealed.

According to a clip posted by Mediaite, while discussing the impeachment inquiry into Trump, co-host Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi GoldbergMeghan McCain blasts NY Times: 'Everyone already knows how much you despise' conservative women Whoopi Goldberg on fight with Meghan McCain: 'Sometimes it goes off the rails' Meghan McCain after confrontation with Whoopi Goldberg: 'I won't be quiet' MORE said, "Here's what senator — ugh — Rand Paul has said." 

"I hate him," McCain interjected in the middle of Goldberg's sentence. 


A clip then played of Paul's Monday remarks, in which he said at a rally for Trump, “I say tonight to the media, do your job and print his name," referring to the whistleblower.

"He sounds so crazy. Why does he sound so crazy?" McCain, the show's most conservative host, said.

"Because he's forgotten the rule of law," Goldberg responded. 

The senator's comments at the Kentucky rally followed similar remarks from Trump himself. 

"He gave a report — he or she, but according to the newspapers it's a he," Trump said Sunday of the whistleblower. "They know who it is. You know who it is. You just don't want to report it. CNN knows who it is, but you don't want to report it. And you know, you would be doing the public a service if you did."

The whistleblower's identity is not public. Trump did not give evidence for his claim that CNN or other news outlets know the person's identity. 

The whistleblower is subject to federal protections against retaliation under the law. After the person's complaint, the House launched an impeachment inquiry into Trump's dealings with Ukraine.