Meghan McCain Just Slammed Amy Klobuchar For Talking About Her Father—And Everyone Is Very Confused

Democratic Presidential hopeful Senator Amy Klobuchar appeared before a crowd on Saturday at Jasper’s Winery to speak about the state of the nation. While there, she told a short story about President Trump’s inauguration, where she sat between Bernie Sanders and the late Senator John McCain.

According to Klobuchar, McCain referenced multiple dictators while listening to Trump speak:

“I sat on that stage between Bernie and John McCain, and John McCain kept reciting to me names of dictators during that speech, because he knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation. He understood it. He knew because he knew this man more than any of us did.”

In response to the story, Meghan McCain, co-host of The View and daughter of the late Senator, tweeted at Klobuchar to “leave [her] father’s legacy and memory out of Presidential politics.”

Pretty much everyone on Twitter thought Meghan had overstepped herself with the tweet, since John McCain was a public figure who is fair game for other politicians and political candidates to speak about. 

John McCain was never one to shy away from Presidential politics anyway.

Many were confused because they felt Klobuchar’s story portrayed McCain in a positive light.

If anyone needs to stop invoking John McCain’s legacy, Twitter was pretty certain it’s Meghan herself.

Meghan does seem to bring up her father quite a bit

Regardless, a senator telling a personal story about the late Senator McCain is hardly something to denounce.

Perhaps Meghan was a little over-zealous with her tweet.

Tim Hogan, communications director for Klobuchar’s presidential campaign, sent HuffPost a response to McCain’s tweet via email:

“Senator Klobuchar had a long-time friendship with Senator McCain, she has defended him against President Trump’s attacks in the past, and she has deep respect for his family. While she was simply sharing a memory, she continues to believe that the best stories about Senator McCain are not about the views he had about President Trump: they are about McCain’s own valor and heroism.”