“The View” co-host Meghan McCain defended the Ohio cop who fatally shot 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant — saying he “did what he thought he had to do.”
McCain reacted to the deadly incident in Columbus — which sparked protests in the city — after co-host Sunny Hostin compared the police response when it is a black suspect versus a white suspect, such as Atlanta spa shooting suspect Robert Aaron Long.
A sheriff’s office captain said Long had “a really bad day” and was seeking to “eliminate” a sexual “temptation” before he allegedly gunned down eight people.
“I understand everything Sunny is saying, I hear you loud and clear,” McCain responded on the show Thursday, according to The Wrap.
“I just disagree in this situation because she was about to stab another girl and I think the police officer did what he thought he had to do,” she added, referring to Ma’Khia.
Ma’Khia Bryant was holding a knife before she was