She’s not here for excuses. Meghan McCain said on The View that Felicity Huffman should go to jail for her role in the college admissions scandal, and for more time than her possible sentence. The cohosts discussed the actress’ letter to the judge and McCain, 34, said, “Struggling to be a mom doesn’t mean you break the law. So, like, I’m the only person at this table who is not a mom. I have a lot of fears about possibly becoming a mother. I don’t think that makes you bribe someone to break the law. I don’t understand the logical connection.”
McCain also said Huffman, 56, should go to jail for “over a month” — which is the prosecution’s recommendation for what her sentence should be. The judge in her case is likely to consider that when she appears in court on Friday, September 13.
Huffman was indicted on March 12 on charges related to a nationwide college admissions cheating scandal. She pleaded guilty after being arrested that month and charged with “conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.”
The Desperate Housewives alum took responsibility for her actions, and wrote in a statement, “I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions. I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community.”
But not everyone is convinced of her remorse. “They are the poster children for what everyone hates about white privilege,” McCain said of Huffman and the situation. Fellow View cohost Sunny Hostin agreed and said Huffman should face more time in jail, adding, “Her kid took a seat that another kid deserved and that’s the problem. She changed the life of someone else that was more deserving of the spot and I think that’s the problem. Judges know that and this judge has to send a message to the community that this is not right. She had wealth, privilege and platform and she didn’t use it appropriately.” Do you agree?
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