Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin attacked the "ghost of John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMeghan McCain on Pelosi, McCarthy fight: 'I think they're all bad' Democrats seek to counter GOP attacks on gas prices Biden nominates Jeff Flake as ambassador to Turkey MORE" during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.

“Sanctuary cities have metastasized and both parties are to blame,” Malkin said. “And yes, I’m looking at you, retired [Speaker] Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Juan Williams: Biden's child tax credit is a game-changer Trump clash ahead: Ron DeSantis positions himself as GOP's future in a direct-mail piece MORE; and yes, I’m looking at you, [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellHouse to resume mask mandate after new CDC guidance Five takeaways from a bracing day of Jan. 6 testimony McCarthy, McConnell say they didn't watch Jan. 6 hearing MORE; and yes, I’m looking at you, Bush family; and yes, I’m looking at you, the ghost of John McCain.” 

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She pointed upward while directing her fury at McCain's ghost, at which point several people in the crowd gave Malkin a standing ovation. 

McCain, a longtime senator from Arizona and the Republican Party's 2008 nominee for president, died last year from brain cancer. He was a frequent critic of the Trump administration.