Meghan McCain took to Twitter this Saturday to respond to President Trump, who criticized her late father, Arizona GOP Senator John McCain.
In a tweet Saturday afternoon, Trump quoted former independent counsel Ken Starr, who recently said there is a “dark stain” on McCain’s legacy for spreading the “fake and totally discredited Dossier.”
“He had far worse ‘stains’ than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!” Trump tweeted, referring to the late Senator.
In a recent Fox News segment, Starr, who headed the investigation that led to former President Bill Clinton‘s impeachment, mentioned that McCain had shared parts of the Steele Dossier with the media. The dossier, which was compiled by British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, reportedly contains information that links Trump to the Russian government.
Ms. McCain fired back at Trump with a tweet of her own, telling him that he’s nowhere near as loved as her father was.
“No one will ever love you the way they loved my father,” she tweeted. “I wish I had been given more Saturday’s with him. Maybe spend yours with your family instead of on twitter obsessing over mine?”
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
In his book titled The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations, McCain was unapologetic in his decision to share the dossier, saying that he “did what duty demanded.”
“I discharged that obligation, and I would do it again. Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell,” he wrote.
In the summer of 2017, McCain cast the deciding vote on the GOP’s plan to repeal Obamacare in an iconic moment where he looked Mitch McConnell in the face and gave a thumbs down.
“I’ve stated time and time again that one of the major failures of Obamacare was that it was rammed through Congress by Democrats on a strict party-line basis without a single Republican vote,” McCain said after his vote.
“We must now return to the correct way of legislating and send the bill back to committee, hold hearings, receive input from both sides of the aisle, heed the recommendations of nation’s governors, and produce a bill that finally delivers affordable health care for the American people,” he said. “We must do the hard work our citizens expect of us and deserve.”
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