Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainWhoopi Goldberg signs four-year deal with ABC to stay on 'The View' Meghan McCain: Country has not 'healed' from Trump under Biden Comedian Norm Macdonald dies following battle with cancer: report MORE on Tuesday suggested that Olympian Gwen Berry’s protest of the American flag could serve as anti-U.S. propaganda for Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinErdoğan says Turkey plans to buy another Russian defense system EU 'denounces' Russian malicious cyber activity aimed at member states Navalny knocks Apple, Google for removing voting app MORE, according to Mediaite.
During an episode of ABC’s "The View," the panel discussed Berry’s protest of the flag, in which the Olympic hammer thrower turned away from the flag and placed a shirt over her head as the national anthem started to play. McCain agreed with the criticism Berry has received in recent days.
During her remarks, “The View” co-host referenced remarks from Putin blaming President BidenJoe BidenHaiti prime minister warns inequality will cause migration to continue Pelosi: House must pass 3 major pieces of spending legislation this week Erdoğan says Turkey plans to buy another Russian defense system MORE on the recent problems in the U.S. during their summit in Geneva. McCain called this a “national security risk.”
.@MeghanMcCain went off on Gwen Berry after the athlete turned away from the flag as the national anthem played, with #TheView host saying she "will die on this hill that it is not appropriate or patriotic."— Mediaite (@Mediaite) June 29, 2021
"It's not about you, it's about all of us." pic.twitter.com/cKFbnlcYvs
“If anyone just saw Vladimir Putin’s recent speech when he met with President [Joe] Biden, he’s using the propaganda that America is a craphole against us,” McCain said. “We’re having our enemies and propaganda dictators using our own propaganda against us, which in turn, turns into a national security risk.”
McCain also mentioned her late father Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainWhoopi Goldberg signs four-year deal with ABC to stay on 'The View' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Meghan McCain: Country has not 'healed' from Trump under Biden MORE’s (R-Ariz.) cellmate in Vietnam getting beaten by prison guards for sewing the American flag onto his prison garb, arguing that Berry is doing a poor job representing her country, according to Mediate.
“I will die on this hill!” McCain said. “That it is not appropriate or patriotic to go to a foreign country where you’re supposed to be representing America and act like it’s just about you. It’s not about you! It’s about all of us.”
Texas Rep. Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawGOP seeks Biden referendum over vaccine mandates The Memo: Biden comes out punching on COVID-19 The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by AT&T - Texas's near abortion ban takes effect MORE (R) was also among those publicly criticizing Berry. On Monday he said she should be removed from the U.S. Olympic team.
“We don’t need any more activist athletes,” he said.
Dan Crenshaw calls for Gwen Berry to be removed from the Olympic team because she turned away from the flag pic.twitter.com/c2xWKLXPPJ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 28, 2021