Meghan McCain addressed the White House aide who reportedly mocked her father Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) and asked how it was possible that she was still employed in the administration.
Here’s what Meghan McCain said
“So first what I just want to say is, don’t feel bad me or my family,” she said. “We’re really strong, there’s so much more love and prayer and amazing energy being generated towards us than anything negative at all.”
“And I feel so blessed,” she continued. “My dad is actually doing so well right now and I believe in the power of prayer, and I think it’s helping. So I want to thank all the positivity of people with that.”
“The other thing I want to say is that, Kelly, here’s a little newsflash, and this may be a little intense for 11’o’clock in the morning on a Friday,” she added.
“We’re all dying,” McCain said. “I’m dying, you’re dying, we’re all dying.”
“And I want to say that since my dad has been diagnosed the past, it’s almost a year, July 19th, I really feel that I understand the meaning of life,” she explained.
“And it is not how you die, it’s about how you live,” McCain said to great applause from the audience.
“And I’ve always had something to believe in,” she continued, “my dad’s all about character and bipartisanship. And something greater than yourself, and believing in this country, and believing in the fact that we as Americans can still come together. And that’s something that i grew up in and feeds me every day, and i’m not scared of death anymore. I’m just not.”
“And whatever you want to say in this kind of environment, the thing that surprises me most is,” she added, “I don’t understand what kind of environment you’re working in where that would be acceptable and then you can come to work the next day and still have a job.”
“And that’s all I have to say about that,” she concluded.
Here’s the video of Meghan McCain’s comments:
McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer, which is what White House special assistant Kelly Sadler reportedly referred to when she joked, “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway.” The White House refused to comment on the story Friday, but there are reports that Sadler apologized to Meghan McCain via phone after the report surfaced.