Meghan McCain’s outrage boiled over Friday on Fox News Channel’s Outnumbered, as she lashed out at a Drexel University professor who publicly voiced his disapproval of an airline passenger giving up his first-class seat for a solider.
On Sunday, professor George Cicciariello-Maher sent a controversial tweet that read, “Some guy gave up his first-class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I’m trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul.” He later made his account private.
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Since then, Cicciariello-Maher has been at the vortex of controversy. McCain, the daughter of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who served in the Vietnam War, made it clear that if she had heard the professor make such a comment, it would not have ended well.
“If I had witnessed that on that plane I’d be on YouTube and probably be fired,” McCain exclaimed. “I can’t handle disrespect of any kind on any level towards the men and women who sacrifice so much just putting on their uniform.”
She noted that service members know sacrifice means “sometimes their lives.”
“That guy, if he doesn’t like it, he can get out,” McCain said.
“How dare you?” McCain asked. “See how free it is in the Middle East. Because I’ve been there and it ain’t so free!”
McCain agreed with a comment from guest Mike Huckabee that if her child went to Drexel, she would pull that student out of that college.
Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and a former presidential candidate, also castigated Cicciariello-Maher for his comments.
“What an evil thing to think, to say that it was just horrible to see a solider get some respect,” Huckabee said.
Huckabee then offered his solution to protect the professor’s sensibilities from future incidents.
“Any time he flies, he flies in the cargo hold with the animals,” Huckabee said. “Don’t ever let that guy back in the cabin of the plane because he might have to sit next to one of the heroes who give me the privilege of breathing free air every day.”
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