Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late Sen. John McCainPresident TrumpDonald John TrumpColorado governor signs national popular vote bill into law Tree of Life rabbi responds to New Zealand attack: Like ‘a horror film all over again’ Graham says he’ll probe Rosenstein’s 25th Amendment remarks MORE after he sent out a tweet bashing her father.John Sidney McCainOvernight Defense: Trump issues first veto over ‘reckless’ emergency resolution | Pompeo moves to restrict international court probing war crimes | Trump taps Air Force general for NATO commander Watchdog: Pentagon doesn’t know where .1B was spent on F-35 parts Overnight Health Care – Presented by PCMA – Trump health chief reveals talks with states on Medicaid block grants | New head of FDA faces tough test | Trump officials defends work requirements in court MORE (R-Ariz.), excoriated
“No one will ever love you the way they loved my father…. I wish I had been given more Saturday’s with him. Maybe spend yours with your family instead of on twitter obsessing over mine?” Meghan McCain tweeted.
No one will ever love you the way they loved my father…. I wish I had been given more Saturday’s with him. Maybe spend yours with your family instead of on twitter obsessing over mine? https://t.co/q7ezwmHiQ4
– Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 16, 2019
The rebuke comes in response to a presidential tweet slamming the former presidential candidate for handing over to the FBI a dossier compiled by Christopher Steele detailing compromising material the Kremlin may have on Trump.
“Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier ‘is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain.’ Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel. He had far worse “stains” than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!” Trump tweeted.
McCain defended his decision in his book, “The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations,” writing that he “did what duty demanded I do” in passing on the documents.
“I discharged that obligation, and I would do it again. Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell.”
MacCain added that any risk that the president might be compromised by Russians “had to be investigated.”
McCain also drew Trump’s harsh ire when he voted in 2017 against a plan to repeal former President Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act, indicating his vote in a now widely viewed thumbs down on the Senate floor. McCain’s vote sank the GOP’s planned “skinny repeal” legislation.