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The daughter of Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainKelly takes under-the-radar approach in Arizona Senate race Voting rights, Trump's Big Lie, and Republicans' problem with minorities Sinema, Manchin curb Biden's agenda MORE went viral Thursday night, after she tweeted that the GOP was “dead to her” as Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump lawyers to Supreme Court: Jan. 6 committee 'will not be harmed by delay' Two House Democrats announce they won't seek reelection DiCaprio on climate change: 'Vote for people that are sane' MORE accepted the Republican presidential nomination:
The party I was part of is dead.— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 22, 2016
The message has been retweeted almost 6,000 times and liked more than 8,500 times.
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."
So does this mean McCain, a Fox News contributor and host of "America Now" on iHeartRadio, will vote for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat Left laughs off floated changes to 2024 ticket A year into his presidency, Biden is polling at an all-time low MORE or a third-party candidate like Libertarian nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonBiden broadened Democratic base, cut into Trump coalition: study New Mexico lawmakers send recreational marijuana bills to governor Judge throws out murder convictions, releases men jailed for 24 years MORE?
"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 GrahamKyrsten Sinema's courage, Washington hypocrisy and the politics of rage Hillicon Valley: Amazon's Alabama union fight — take two McConnell will run for another term as leader despite Trump's attacks 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 CruzO'Rourke says he raised record .2M since launching campaign for Texas governor Golden State Warriors owner says 'nobody cares' about Uyghurs All hostages free, safe after hours-long standoff at Texas synagogue: governor 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 RubioThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Djokovic may not compete in French Open over vaccine requirement Florida looms large in Republican 2024 primary How a nice-guy South Dakota senator fell into a Trump storm 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."