Meghan McCain Claims Republican Party Has ‘Lost Its Character’ — Says She’s ‘Just Trying to Survive’

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During a recent interview, Meghan McCain opened up about the process of grieving the loss of her father Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and her worries about the Republican party.

The elder McCain was a longtime Arizona senator whose death last year was mourned by many Americans. His daughter, who is a co-host on “The View,” was very candid about the process of grieving.

“I’m sad every single day. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with sharing that. I have moments where I think that I just can’t do anything anymore without him. And it’s a weird place to be in so many different ways. As a daughter, I’m grieving and I’m sad.  As an American, I hate this country without him in it. I know that sounds awful. I don’t hate America but I just hate it without his leadership. I’m very — I’m sad all the time. I’m struggling with that sadness.”

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She also spoke about how drastically she believes the country has changed under President Donald Trump’s leadership and how she is trying to learn how to navigate the changes.

“I’m just trying to survive in a lot of different ways and politically, as well, right now,” said McCain.

She claimed that she had trouble recognizing the values that she believed was part of the party.

“Something will come out of this in one way or the other but I don’t know if it will be the traditional Republican Party because Trump changed it so much,” McCain said. “Its character seems to be gone.”

McCain pointed out recent issues with incivility and alleged lying within the party.

“I just don’t think those are American characteristics,” said McCain. “It scares me a lot.”

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Mark Swatzki
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Thankfully led by her father

Michael
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Welcome to the club.

Phyllis Softa
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The Republican party, of which I was a member for many years, has overlooked and excused serious illegal & immoral actions of R’s in the past. We cheered Fawn Hall for destroying evidence in the Iran-Contra investigation. We promoted North as a hero. Just to name 2. I left long before Trumpism took control, but I did leave because I saw where it was headed. But NEVER in my wildest dreams did I envision the abandonment of every conservative principle that we professed to stand for.

Michael
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Yes, I saw those as illegal/immoral politicians and mostly exceptional occurrences, and it was expected and accepted as long as the GOP kept to those core principles. It seems to have morphed into a party where the end justifies whatever means, and the end has been corrupted by ideology, identity, and even idolatry.

Screwtape
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Project much? Ask yourself, honestly, why the Dims went vacationing in PR with lobbyists when critical government matters were neglected.

Phyllis Softa
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Are you seriously comparing a weekend trip to PR to promote recovery of a US territory damaged by Hurricane Maria with selling arms to Iran and diverting the cash to the Contras??? WHO was INDICTED? The PR trip occurred Jan 12-14th, AFTER the House passed bills to end Trump’s shutdown. McConnell finally put the House bill up for a vote on Jan 26th. What is it you perceive they neglected?

Screwtape
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The entire elite, aided and abetted by the MSM, has overlooked the unconstitutional, immoral, illegal and anti-American crimes committed by the DOJ, FBI, and the Dims committed in the last ten years. (at least). As their EMPLOYER I can overlook not one of these failures. least of all their destruction of our country.

Phyllis Softa
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Well, as their employer, WHY have you not taken your evidence of “unconstitutional, immoral, illegal and anti-American crimes…” to Trump’s DOJ for prosecution? Why are we to overlook YOUR failure to share your proof? WHY not at least take your proof to Hannity or Pirro? Cough up or shut up.

Phyllis Softa
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Heads up to my 6 down votes. North was indicted for his illegal actions–along with 11 others. He appeared on FOX News for years and now he is Pres of the NRA. If Trumpism embraces conservative principles, then you are unfamiliar with what they were.

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