Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), has asked Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) to stop using her father's legacy on the campaign trail, after the 2020 hopeful invoked her former colleague in order to take swipes at President Donald Trump over the weekend.
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On Saturday, Klobuchar used stories of Sen. McCain's disdain for the president during a speech in Iowa, where she claimed the late senator recited the names of dictators to her during President Trump's inauguration ceremony.
According to TheBlaze's Caleb Howe, "Klobuchar was a great admirer of McCain and speaks of him often on the trail."
But Meghan McCain, a co-host on "The View," is apparently not impressed with the Democrat's strategy, and called on Klobuchar to "please be respectful to all of [the McCain family] and leave my father's legacy and memory out of presidential politics."
George Conway — a frequent critic of President Trump and the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway — defended Klobuchar on Tuesday, saying, "Sen. Klobuchar was perfectly respectful, and the anecdote she told redounded to the late Senator's credit. His legacy belongs to the nation he devoted his life to serving."
Sen. McCain and President Trump had an ongoing feud that continued even after the senator passed away in August 2018 after battling brain cancer, the Washington Examiner reported.
According to USA Today, Sen. McCain issued a statement one month before he died, condemning the president's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, saying, "The damage inflicted by President Trump's naivete, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate," while calling the meeting "a tragic mistake."
President Trump has taken several shots at the former POW since his death. In March, he declared on Twitter that he was "never a fan of John McCain and I never will be."