Meghan McCain pushes back at Hatch over comments about father's funeral

Meghan McCain on Tuesday fired back at Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchReport: Hatch calls McCain request that Trump not attend his funeral ‘ridiculous’ Partisan push to take over the judiciary will diminish each Senator’s role in the end Romney praises Trump’s first year in office: It’s similar to things ‘I’d have done’ MORE (R-Utah) over his comments about her father’s eventual funeral.

“I’d like everybody to take a collective breath and chill out on my dad for a second — especially Orrin Hatch,” McCain said on The View. “Take many seats right now … we’re all doing good and hanging in.”

Hatch said Monday that it was “ridiculous” for Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainHow social pressures drive the partisan education gap Administration bears down in late push for CIA nominee Report: Hatch calls McCain request that Trump not attend his funeral ‘ridiculous’ MORE (R-Ariz.) to request that President TrumpDonald John TrumpSessions unveils ‘zero tolerance’ policy at southern border NY attorney general resigns after allegations of physical abuse Trump Jr. mocks Schneiderman after reports he abused women MORE not attend his funeral, as was reported over the weekend, and said that McCain should reconsider.


The New York Times reported that McCain, who is undergoing treatment for brain cancer, had requested that Vice President Pence attend the funeral, but not Trump. McCain has become a prominent critic of Trump during his presidency.

Meghan McCain added that her father is having a “great recovery” at home in Arizona after his treatment and surgery and that he is talking and “making jokes.”

“It’s a process as anyone knows,” she said. “Please be kind and respectful of the fact that there’s a family here.”