On Tuesday's episode of The View, the hosts were discussing the hot topic of sexist attacks against Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and also her policies.
Co-host Sunny Hostin rhymed off Ocasio-Cortez's platform: "Medicare for all, fully funded public schools and universities, paid family and sick leave, justice reform, immigration justice, infrastructure overhaul, clean campaign finance, economy of peace, housing as a human right."
"That sounds like a successful country," Behar said, which riled McCain up.
"This makes my head explode," McCain chimed in, then quoted Margaret Thatcher on how socialism depends on "other people's money" and argued that Americans would not stand for Scandinavian-level taxes.
Then Behar (more than just an off-brand Bette Midler!) called out America's twisted tax policies:
They have given this enormous tax break to the richest people in the country. That tax break doesn’t have to be so generous to the wealthy, does it? If you don’t give that money to them, what happens to that money? Better schools, better post offices, better garbage pickups.
Rather than refute these ideas, McCain said some stuff about Venezuela.
clip went viral, and people had fun.
McCain remains unmoved and as scared of socialism as ever.
Watch the entire exchange here.