Meghan McCain said today on "Outnumbered" that the intense backlash and vitriol against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been "a little sexist."
"The vitriol at her is shocking in a way that I cannot believe. And I don't throw this around [lightly], I find it a little sexist," she said, viewing it as "political theater at its very worst."
McCain pointed to the recent "SNL" parody of DeVos by Kate McKinnon during the viral sketch in which Melissa McCarthy played Sean Spicer.
In the sketch, DeVos was portrayed as being clueless about the public education system.
McCain and Abby Huntsman asked whether it's going to be like this for the next four years on everything President Trump does.
Antonio Sabato said he supported Trump because he, and many other Americans, were tired of the dysfunction in Washington and partisan squabbling.
"It'd be nice to see both parties support our president for once," he said.
DeVos faced intense opposition, with critics calling her unqualified for the position and noting she never attended public schools and never put her own children in public schools.
Is there not one more Republican senator who will stand with the American people against Betsy DeVos?
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 2, 2017
Simply put: it is clear that Betsy DeVos has not done her homework in preparing for the job and we must refuse to confirm her. #HoldTheFloor
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 7, 2017
As the hosts discussed the DeVos nomination this afternoon, the Senate was voting on the matter. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking 51st vote after the Senate split 50-50, with two Republicans opposing DeVos' confirmation.
Pence is set to officially swear-in DeVos later Tuesday.
Watch part of the discussion above.