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 McCain (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.
Chad folks were booing his vote to retain obamacare. That’s worth a boo https://t.co/WbbT6o9jS8
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) February 24, 2018
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. https://t.co/5xdZp7z2vM
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) February 24, 2018
President Trump 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.”