Meghan McCain Rips Lindsey Graham in Brutal Tweet for Contradicting Her Account of Her Dad's Funeral
Former President Donald Trump has never been shy about his disdain for the late Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona. McCain's vote tanked Trump's efforts to destroy Obamacare. Trump said McCain shouldn't be considered a war hero because he "was captured" and imprisoned as a prisoner of war for years in Vietnam. Trump has since suggested that McCain is burning in Hell.
McCain was close friends with fellow Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Though Graham was initially a vocal critic of Trump during the 2016 campaign, he went on to be one of his most loyal followers in Congress, frequently defending the former President amid scandals, two impeachments, and countless deranged tweets.
Graham's embrace of Trump after McCain's death put a rift between him and the McCain family—a rift that widened recently with an exchange between him and McCain's daughter, former The View cohost Meghan McCain.
Trump infamously wasn't invited to the funeral, but his eldest daughter and son-in-law—Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner—both attended. In her memoir, Bad Republican, Ms. McCain revealed that the pair actually showed up uninvited.
Graham publicly disputed this claim, saying:
"She was upset they were there — I understand that, and she has hard feelings but I know what happened and nobody showed up uninvited. I love Meghan McCain and I understand how stressful all this has been for her and those who attack her dad will never be forgiven by her."
This didn't sit well with McCain, who subsequently disavowed Graham on Twitter, asserting that he was no longer considered an honorary family member.
Lindsey Graham may consider himself a member of my family, but he is not and hasn’t been for a very long time. He c… https://t.co/nWx8CfS4q4— Meghan McCain (@Meghan McCain) 1635342236.0
Her comments generated a wealth of reactions online.
People seem to think that bc John McCain was an American hero, they can all be the authority on his life and legacy… https://t.co/XhaoCkJO9x— Daniella Greenbaum Davis (@Daniella Greenbaum Davis) 1635343628.0
I don’t agree with Meghan much these days, but stand with her on this. https://t.co/JR1LWZKw2x— Erich McElroy (@Erich McElroy) 1635373034.0
Yup, Graham is nothing but a Trump worshipping hack https://t.co/CK3Wvfv06R— 🦋Typhoon2000🦋 (@🦋Typhoon2000🦋) 1635379389.0
He thinks he speaks for you because you and him both suck and well birds of a feather. You both deserve each other.… https://t.co/pf3dDrqhJ8— Cliff W (@Cliff W) 1635350524.0
It was reprehensible how that coward Lindsey Graham turned on your father to please that POS Trump. Your father wa… https://t.co/SqkpTRQvMO— Perry's Perspective🇺🇲 (@Perry's Perspective🇺🇲) 1635388322.0
Graham is to John McCain as a remora is to a shark. He latched on in hopes of picking up some benefit by associatio… https://t.co/xPejzj2Qkx— Kyle Garner (@Kyle Garner) 1635343494.0
Some speculated conservatives were "eating their own."
@LindseyGrahamSC gets burned by all his “friends” - Senate Dems, the media, and the McCains so what does he do? Bur… https://t.co/mfYDmckaYP— Rob Casapulla (@Rob Casapulla) 1635347237.0
Eating their own. And they talk about friction in the Democrat agenda https://t.co/99st87VuCX— Meidas Rick🏳️🌈 (@Meidas Rick🏳️🌈) 1635345306.0
Graham has yet to address the comments.