Huffpost Media

Meghan McCain: Many Republicans 'Treat Me Like I'm A Freak' (VIDEO)

Posted: Updated:

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Meghan McCain claimed that many Republicans treat her like "a freak" and "a mutant" while speaking on MSNBC on Thursday.

She spoke out about the backlash during a segment about ideological divisions within the GOP. McCain said that many people do not consider her a true conservative because she departs from the party on issues like gay marriage.

"I'm a proud moderate Republican, but using the word 'moderate' in the Republican party today is considered a dirty word," she said. "Many people in the Republican party treat me like I'm a freak, like there's something wrong with me and that I'm a mutant from the original design."

When pressed on being treated like "a freak," she joked, "I work for this network for a reason." (McCain joined MSNBC as a contributor in November 2011.) She added that "if you're not an extreme right-wing conservative... you're given no respect."

Later, McCain reflected on what she perceived as the shift to extremism in the GOP, and called out two prominent conservative bloggers. “I wish I knew more where it came from I don’t understand the popularity of Michelle Malkin and Andrew Breitbart and people who exacerbate people's fears," she said.

She also had a clear message to her critics. She noted that some members of the GOP may reject her, "but I always stand here and say you can’t actually kick me out of the Republican Party.”

Related on HuffPost:

Faces of NBC News
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web