Meghan McCain knocks CPAC head over boos for father

Meghan McCain hit back at the head of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday for condoning booing directed at her father, Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMcCain asks Trump's CIA pick to explain ties to torture Petraeus: Haspel will explain actions in nomination hearing Afghanistan is our longest war ever and Congress has abandoned all responsibility MORE (R-Ariz.), at the conservative gathering this weekend.

Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, which hosts the annual conservative conference, responded to criticism over the boos on Twitter, saying that the senator's vote last year sinking a repeal of ObamaCare was "worth a boo."


Meghan McCain fired back, noting her father's continued treatment for brain cancer since his diagnosis last year.

"Given what my family is going through right now and what my father has given to this country I would expect better from both you and the crowd, Matt. But please, continue making excuses for the inexcusable," she tweeted at Schlapp.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpScarborough mocks 'Deflection Don' over transgender troop ban Pelosi condemns Trump's 'cowardly, disgusting' ban on transgender troops Trump moves to ban most transgender people from serving in military MORE sparked boos directed at John McCain during his address to CPAC on Friday, where he blasted the GOP senator's vote against scrapping ObamaCare last year.

McCain's vote in July was one of three key votes against a pared-down repeal bill that ultimately helped doom Republican efforts to repeal and replace the law.

"Except for one senator, who came into a room at 3 o’clock in the morning and went like that, we would have had health care too, we would have had health care too, think of that," Trump told the conservative audience, imitating the thumbs-down McCain gave during a late-night repeal vote.

McCain, an outspoken advocate for bipartisanship in the Senate, has demanded that any health-care law should be a "product of regular order in the Senate."