Cindy and Meghan McCain Respond After CPAC Speaker’s Joke About ‘The Ghost of John McCain’

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The 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday drew a response from the family of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), as conservative political commentator Michelle Malkin swiped at “the ghost of John McCain” on immigration.

Addressing immigration issues, Malkin slammed both parties during her CPAC speech.

“It’s the GOP sellouts — not just the radical, open-borders left — that is in bed with immigration saboteurs,” Malkin said. She continued:

“Like the ones who hijacked the tea party movement to shill for amnesty. Those are the real grifters cashing in and practicing deceit at the expense of their base and at the expense of our country. Sanctuary cities have metastasized, and both parties are to blame. And yes, I’m looking at you, retired Paul Ryan, and yes, I’m looking at you, Mitch McConnell.”

“And yes, I’m looking at you, Bush family, and yes, I’m looking at you, the ghost of John McCain,” she added.

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Malkin’s comment targeting the late Arizona senator — who died of brain cancer on August 25, 2018, at the age of 81 — didn’t go unchecked by his family.

“You never knew @SenJohnMcCain,” his widow, Cindy McCain, wrote on Twitter. “You should be so lucky.”

Meghan McCain, the senator’s daughter and a co-host of “The View,” took an indirect approach at swiping back at Malkin, as she retweeted her mother’s tweet and a tweet from CNN’s S.E. Cupp that reads, “CPAC was once a place to exchange conservative ideas. Now it’s just a place for agitprop and mean-spirited garbage.”

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Phyllis Softa

Madison, please read the comments. Unless IJR allows bots to use the site, these are reps of today’s Republican party. You are a young, intelligent woman. Will you be proud to have been a part of what the Republican party has become? The videos of speeches & crowd reaction at campaign rallies/CPAC will be a PERMANENT part of the history of the party. I get why Trump doesn’t care. He is 72 yrs old living for the moment. He also only joined the party in recent yrs. He’s got nothing to lose.

Michael Demas

“CPAC was once a place to exchange conservative ideas. Now it’s just a place for agitprop and mean-spirited garbage” Seems you are confusing this with what your Father’s funeral turned out to be.

David Blais

She wasnt making a joke. He ran as pro-border but never voted that way and put our security at risk. No joking about that.

Dwayne Reese

Mc’CLAIN was in my opinion a total 100% traitor to his branch of military service, our country, to his party, to his President not named OBAMA and to every American he shafted with his no vote on replacing OBUMACARE. Ruth needs to join him in the outcast heavens.

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