Meghan McCain on Tuesday fired back at Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchMeet Washington's most ineffective senator: Joe Manchin Lobbying world Congress, stop holding 'Dreamers' hostage 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 McCainVoto Latino CEO: Sinema will have a 'very difficult pathway' in 2024 reelection Meghan McCain rips 'selfish' Sarah Palin for dining out despite COVID-19 diagnosis Poll: Sinema approval higher among Arizona Republicans than Democrats MORE (R-Ariz.) to request that President TrumpDonald TrumpMark Walker to stay in North Carolina Senate race Judge lays out schedule for Eastman to speed up records processing for Jan. 6 panel Michael Avenatti cross-examines Stormy Daniels in his own fraud trial 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.”