Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is one of the toughest men alive, so it is no wonder that his daughter is tough, too. Even though the senator has been battling brain cancer, he has been active via social media. Certainly, the legislative branch sorely needs the self-described Senate “rebel.”
During the Donald Trump presidential campaign, he said that McCain was not a war hero:
‘I like people who weren’t captured.’
Then, the candidate questioned the war hero’s intelligence. The Arizona Republican was captured after his plane crashed in North Vietnam. He suffered multiple injures, but survived five and a half years of torture and captivity. As the son of an admiral in the Navy, he could have returned earlier, but he refused to leave his men.
Even though McCain became sick with a form of brain cancer, he has stayed on top of Capitol Hill business. He has been pushing for immigration reform. Then, he co-sponsored a bipartisan bill that would legalize some of the undocumented immigrants.
After the senator gave Trump’s health care bill a dramatic thumbs down, the president criticized him for months. However, in a surprising move, 45 called McCain’s daughter, Meghan, to tell her that he was backing off of her father.
As one of the hosts of The View, Meghan McCain took on Donald Trump for mocking her father, when she spoke exclusively with POLITICO’s Women Rule podcast:
‘I don’t believe he would go there again. I don’t think at this point in his administration it would be beneficial to him in any way. I don’t think he has obviously attacked him in a while, but when the news came out that he was apparently, allegedly making physical mockeries of my father’s war injuries…I was deeply hurt by it.’
The younger McCain has been widely critical of the White House at points. She has criticized the first family, suggesting that Ivanka Trump “tries to stay out of politics:”
‘The part that I find confusing about (Ivanka) is that she works in the administration; she has an office in the White House, and she has claimed not to be a political person. You’re an adviser to your father, who also happens to be the president, and you’re not a political person? I don’t like things like that. I just kind of wish I would hear more from her on all politics.’
Meghan McCain was also critical of the president’s elder daughter’s comments, praising Oprah’s #MeToo Golden Globe speech:
‘Oprah’s speech was so politically loaded, and if anyone had gone on a platform like the Golden Globes and made a speech that was even in a tiny way, or a small veiled way, a criticism of my father…I would have nothing nice to say about it. So, it just confuses me.’
McCain said that her father had entered the Walter Reed Medical Center, because his chemotherapy treatments produced side effects. After that, he went to the Mayo Clinic in their home state, Arizona. The senator’s daughter said:
‘He had a bad bout at Christmas time. He’s made this really incredible comeback. I think it’s a very high likelihood he’ll come back to D.C. at some point.’
Featured image via The View screengrab