McCain: My daughter and Chelsea Clinton on NBC is ‘match made in heaven’

Don’t add Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSenate panel advances 6B defense policy bill McCain: Trump pardoning Jack Johnson 'closes a shameful chapter in our nation’s history' Trump pardons late boxing champion Jack Johnson MORE (R-Ariz.) to the list of critics who are denouncing NBC News’s decision to hire Chelsea Clinton as a contributor to the network.

Clinton, 31, will serve as a special correspondent for “NBC Nightly News” and “Rock Center With Brian Williams,” according to a Monday press release.

The move to give the notoriously camera-shy former first daughter a network gig brought about groans from several journalists and talking heads. A writer for Scripps Howard News Service penned in a Tuesday editorial: “If the former first daughter is known for anything, it is her driven determination to avoid the press, an endeavor in which she was aided by phalanxes of press aides and Secret Service agents.”

But McCain is a fan of the hire. His 27-year-old daughter, Meghan, also recently joined the NBC family, making her debut a few weeks ago as an MSNBC contributor. When ITK asked how he felt about Clinton joining his daughter on the network, the senior senator exclaimed with a broad smile, “It’s a match made in heaven!”