On Sunday, Meghan McCain lambasted what she viewed as a “ghoulish” reference to her father’s “ghost” a commentator made during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

“I care that ‘the ghost’ of my beloved father was used as ghoulish and deeply disturbed political propaganda on CPAC’s stage, but hey maybe that’s just me,” late Sen. John McCain’s 34-year-old daughter tweeted.

Meghan was responding to a comment conservative commentator Michelle Malkin made during the conference. Malkin referred to John McCain while criticizing Republican lawmakers — especially current and former GOP congressional leaders — for not properly addressing immigration. The co-host of The View also directly responded to a tweet from another CPAC commentator, Allie Beth Stuckey.  

“Sanctuary cities have metastasized and both parties are to blame,” said Malkin on Friday. “And yes, I’m looking at you, retired [Speaker] Paul Ryan; and yes, I’m looking at you, [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell; and yes, I’m looking at you, Bush family; and yes, I’m looking at you, the ghost of John McCain.”


Stuckey later replied to Meghan’s tweet by clarifying she was not “rebuffing all criticism of CPAC.”

“I was simply stating pride in the conversations I was a part of,” Stuckey added. “I’ve always been a Meghan McCain fan & just want the intent behind my original words to be clear.”

McCain then responded again by admitting she had misinterpreted Stuckey’s tweet and added she too was “a fan” of the commentator.

“I’m sorry if I invited trolls into your timeline,” Meghan wrote. “Send em’ back my way…”

This marks the second time in recent months that John McCain has been disrespected. Last year, just weeks before the veteran Arizona Republican died, White House staffer Kelly Sadler drew severe criticism and was dismissed for saying “he’s dying anyway” of the former prisoner of war. McCain died at age 81 last August following a long battle with Glioblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer.

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