Meghan McCain’s husband, Ben Domenech, is standing up for his wife. When Meghan appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, the two got into a slightly heated exchange over comments McCain made regarding congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
Congresswoman Omar has been called out about what can be construed as anti-semitic comments toward Israel and a comment about 9/11, which didn’t sit well with many folks. A week after a gunman opened fire at two mosques in New Zealand, killing at least 50 people, Omar made a speech which included a comment that caused people to feel like she trivialized the 9/11 attacks.
“Make people uncomfortable. Because here’s the truth, here’s the truth, far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen. And frankly, I’m tired of it. And every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it,” Omar said in her speech “CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties. So you can’t just say that today someone is looking at me strange, that I am going to try to make myself look pleasant. You have to say this person is looking at me strange, I am not comfortable with it. I am going to talk to them and ask them why. Because that is a right you have.”
However, even after Omar apologized for those comments, McCain was still speaking out about the congresswoman, something that Meyers took issue with.
“I do think it’s fairly dangerous, and you brought it up after Congresswoman Omar had also had some death threats against her,” Meyers said. “She’s obviously now stated she needs to be more careful with her language. Don’t you think people who talk about her need to be a little bit more thoughtful as well?”
“I think that I’m calling out what I see as anti-Semitic language,” McCain, said. “I stand by every single thing I’ve said… and if that makes me unpopular in this room or in front of you, so be it.”
“You do keep bringing up the two tweets she’s apologized for and I think that’s a little unfair to her,” Seth said.
“Are you her publicist?” Meghan asked
The exchange continued to be awkward to say the least and apparently, Meghan’s husband didn’t like his wife’s treatment. In what are now deleted Tweets— but captured by the Daily Beast (because nothing is really gone on social media)— Ben went off on a rant toward Seth.
“I see that @sethmeyers, the untalented piece of s**t who only has his job because he regularly gargled Lorne Michaels’ balls, went after my wife tonight with his idiotic anti-Semitic bulls**t,” he wrote. “Seth is an awful person who is known within the industry for how terrible he is. He is a monumental a**hole who is utterly unfunny. He deserves the mockery he receives from all the people who laugh at him.”
He continued, “Here is proof that white men get ahead despite their obvious lack of talent: it’s @sethmeyers, who would beg for a third of the viewers at @TheView. He’s awful, untalented, and a perfect definition of a cu*k,” he added. “But the best thing is how much all the people around @sethmeyers talk about what a s**tty person he is. Because oh, it is sad. So terrible. But he deserves all of it.”
Ben later took to Twitter to apologize for his rant. That tweet is still up. But let’s be clear, he’s still not a fan of Seth Meyers. He’s just sorry for the way he went about sharing his feelings.
I love my wife. I apologize for rage tweeting about how Seth Meyers treated her. I don't like him, I think he's a hack, but I shouldn't have done that. I'm sorry to anyone I offended.
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) May 8, 2019