Meghan McCain: ‘I no longer recognize my party’
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In an interview with The Hill on Friday, Meghan McCain expanded on why she feels the GOP is now a corpse. 
 
"The Republican Party used to be about free markets, statesmanship, leadership, and the rights to life and liberty for all people," explained McCain. "Now it's a party of identity politics, limousine liberalism, anti-immigrant rhetoric and incoherent foreign policy. 
 
I no longer recognize my party and I don't think Abraham Lincoln or Ronald Reagan would either."
 
 
"I'm voting with my conscience and that won't be Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton," the 31-year-old said. "I will most likely be writing in Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's visit to battleground Ohio overshadowed by coronavirus New polls show tight races for Graham, McConnell Yates spars with GOP at testy hearing MORE simply because he's like an uncle to me and closest to my political ideology." 
 
John McCain also said back in February that he wouldn't be endorsing any GOP candidates, telling Neil Cavuto of Fox News at the time, "Lindsey Graham was my man." Graham had dropped out of the race weeks earlier. 
 
The GOP struggled to show party unity at this year's Republican National Convention: Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump-backed Hagerty wins Tennessee GOP Senate primary The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's visit to battleground Ohio overshadowed by coronavirus The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Key 48 hours loom as negotiators push for relief deal MORE (R-Texas) wouldn't endorse Donald Trump in a prime-time speech, Ohio Gov. John Kasich wouldn't even show up for the event in his own state, and one-time presidential favorites Jeb Bush, former Florida governor, and Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioPessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire McConnell: Wearing a mask is 'single most significant thing' to fight pandemic McConnell goes hands-off on coronavirus relief bill MORE (R-Fla.) stayed home. 
 
So is the party fractured beyond repair? 
 
"Trump winning or losing has nothing to do with the party if the party can recover or not," Meghan McCain said. "The problems run deeper than that." 
 
And how does McCain sum up here four eventful days in Cleveland? 
 
"This convention was one of the worst weeks of my life."