Meghan McCain on Tuesday fired back at Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchGinsburg attends Medal of Freedom ceremony amid recovery from fall Utah New Members 2019 Congress braces for high-drama lame duck 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 McCainTrump set to have close ally Graham in powerful chairmanship Cindy McCain takes aim at Trump: We need a strong leader, 'not a negative Nancy' McCain would have said ‘enough’ to acrimony in midterms, says Cindy McCain MORE (R-Ariz.) to request that President TrumpDonald John TrumpMichelle Obama says not always easy to live up to "we go high" Georgia certifies elections results in bitterly fought governor's race Trump defends border deployment amid fresh scrutiny 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.”