Ben Domenech, who is the co-founder of The Federalist and also Meghan McCain’s husband, fired some red hot tweets in the direction of late-night comedy host Seth Meyers. These tweets have since been deleted. Meyers went after his wife over her attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). In response Domenech attacked Meyers and accused him of antisemitism.
While McCain was appearing on Late Night, Meyers was questioning her for tying her antisemitic comments to the recent California synagogue shooting. Meyers told her it was “fairly dangerous” since Omar already receives death threats regularly. He asked McCain if she thought maybe she could have been more careful with her language.
Eventually John McCain’s daughter became upset with Meyers line of questioning. Meyers responded that he was “just someone who cares about the fact that there’s someone out there who is in a minority, who has had death threats against her, and I think that we should all use the same language that you’re asking her to be careful about her language, and I would ask everybody else to be careful about theirs.”
After the show Domenech tweeted that Meyers is an “untalented piece of shit who only has his job because he regularly gargles Lorne Michael’s balls.”
In another tweet Domenech fired, “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 cuck.”
In another since-deleted tweet Domenech said, “But the best thing is how much all the people around @sethmeyers talk about what a shitty person he is. Because oh, it is sad. So terrible. But he deserves all of it.”
While speaking to Mediaite, he said he was being “obviously metaphorical” because he thinks Meyers is “trash.” Eventually he issued an apology tweet on Wednesday.
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