Meghan McCain: My dad hates Rand Paul
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Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainRubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts The VA's woes cannot be pinned on any singular administration Overnight Defense: Mattis offers support for Iran deal | McCain blocks nominees over Afghanistan strategy | Trump, Tillerson spilt raises new questions about N. Korea policy MORE's (R-Ariz.) daughter said on Wednesday that her father and Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulHouse bill set to reignite debate on warrantless surveillance Authorizing military force is necessary, but insufficient GOP feuds with outside group over analysis of tax framework MORE (R-Ky.) "hate each other."

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Meghan McCain appeared on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show to promote her “TakePart Live” talk show on Pivot TV. When Stern asked the 29-year-old what her father thinks of the Tea Party favorite, she quickly replied, “They hate each other.”

She repeated the sentiment before wondering aloud if it had previously been publicly disclosed.

“In a fistfight, I’m pretty sure your dad can kick [Paul’s] ass,” Stern quipped to McCain.

“Yeah,” the Vietnam War veteran’s daughter said, “My father’s 76 years old and he can still throw down.” McCain, born in 1936, is actually 78 years old.

McCain and Paul have had a notoriously prickly relationship that has included a number of public spats. The former GOP presidential candidate famously called Paul, Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWhatever you think the Alabama special election means, you’re probably wrong This week: Congress gets ball rolling on tax reform Week ahead: Senators work toward deal to fix ObamaCare markets MORE (R-Texas) and Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashWatchdog: Haley violated federal law by retweeting Trump endorsement House votes to crack down on undocumented immigrants with gang ties GOP lawmaker taunts House conservatives: Trump’s base is not ‘small faction of obstructionists’ MORE (R-Mich.) “wacko birds” in 2013.

When asked last year in an interview if he would vote for Paul or Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MORE if either made a White House run in 2016, McCain responded with a laugh, “It’s gonna be a tough choice.”

But any tensions appeared to have eased, at least temporarily, when McCain said last month that he would indeed support Paul if the Kentucky senator is the Republican nominee. “I’ve seen him grow, and I’ve seen him mature, and I’ve seen him become more centrist,” McCain told The New Yorker.

Paul’s office had no comment on Meghan McCain’s remarks. McCain’s office didn’t immediately respond to ITK’s request for comment.