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Meghan McCain's Husband: Seth Meyers 'Gargled Lorne Michaels' Balls'

Meghan McCain and Seth Meyers

McCain's husband, Ben Domenech, fired a conservative writer earlier this year for homophobic tweets, then threw antigay slurs at Meyers. 

The View cohost Meghan McCain's appearance on NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers began as friendly but grew increasingly uncomfortable as Meyers asserted that her comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar were "dangerous." Following the appearance, McCain's husband, Ben Domenech, wrote a now-deleted Twitter screed in which he threw a homophobic phrase at Meyers, accusing him of having "gargled Lorne Michaels' balls."

"I see that @sethmeyers, the untalented piece of shit who only has a job because he regularly gargled Lorne Michaels' balls, went after my wife tonight with his idiotic anti-Semitic bullshit," Domenech wrote in the now-deleted Tweets that The Daily Beast was able to screenshot. Michaels is the creator and longtime producer of Saturday Night Live, where Meyers was a cast member and head writer, as well as the executive producer of Late Night.

Domenech, founder and publisher of the conservative site The Federalist, was referring to Meyers taking McCain to task for her comments on This Week With George Stephanopoulos where she tried to draw a line from Omar's controversial tweets to the recent shooting in a synagogue in Poway, Calif.

"You once again, on a Sunday news show, brought up her tweets again in the context of that shooting," Meyers said. "I do think it's fairly dangerous, and you brought it up after Congresswoman Omar had also had some death threats against her. 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? Or do you stand by those comments of tying her rhetoric to the synagogue shooting?"

"I don't think I tied her to it in particular. I think that I'm calling out what I see as anti-Semitic language," McCain said.

"But you called it out after she'd apologized for it. I do want to establish the timeline," Meyers added.

"I think the Democrats are hedging on this. I think it's very dangerous, and I think Chuck Schumer and I are in alignment about Israel's stance in geopolitical politics. I think it's of the utmost importance, and I think she is bringing her party to the extreme, to the extremism on this," 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."

Meyers continued to push back against McCain's assertions until she asked, "What would make you happy coming out of my mouth right now? I'm genuinely curious."

"I'm perfectly happy with everything that's coming out of your mouth and I like that we spent this time together," Meyers replied

But that did not satisfy Domenech, who fired off several tweets in response.

Earlier this year, Domenech fired conservative writer Denise McAllister (of "You were at my wedding, Denise" fame) from The Federalist for a string of homophobic tweets aimed at gay writer Yashar Ali. But the morning after his wife's appearance with Meyers, Domenech was penning homophobic tweets.

In addition to the "gargling" comment, Domenech had the following to say about the former SNL head writer.

"Seth is an awful person who is known within the industry for how terrible he is," Domenech wrote. "He is a monumental asshole who is utterly unfunny. He deserves the mockery he receives from all the people who laugh at him?"

"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," he added, referring to a popular far-right pejorative.

"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."

Watch the exchange between McCain and Meyers below.

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