Cindy McCain, the widow of late Senator John McCain, took to Twitter to respond to the news that a right wing pundit attacked “the ghost” of her late husband at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference.
Conservative blogger and political commentator Michelle Malkin had some harsh words for the crowd during her CPAC anti-immigration speech, where she blamed immigration problems on the failure of Congressional Democrats and Republicans. She even had the audacity to call out “the ghost of John McCain”.
“Remember when Congress promised that they were going to enact a nationwide visa entry-exit system to track legal short-term visa holders?… One has yet to be built … Both parties are to blame … And yes, I’m looking at you retired (House 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.”Michelle Malkin
The CPAC crowd was more than willing to show their support for Malkin’s gross disregard of the late Arizona Republican Senator who died last year after battling aggressive brain cancer, with many of them jumping to their feet to give a standing ovation in an eruption of raucous applause. Malkin added the following, saying among shouts of agreement, “It’s the GOP sellouts, not just the radical open-borders left that is in bed with immigration saboteurs… Those are the real grifters.”.
Cindy McCain replied on Twitter, calling out Michelle Malkin in the process:
Meghan McCain, John and Cindy’s daughter (and The View co-host) also chimed in in response to the negative comments, using Twitter to reply to conservative podcast host Allie Beth Stuckey on Sunday calling the attack and support thereof “ghoulish and deeply disturbed political propaganda”.
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. https://t.co/ftrD3P5zU7— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 3, 2019