Meghan McCain swipes at Sanders: 'Don't you dare lecture Biden about cancer'

Meghan McCain swipes at Sanders: 'Don't you dare lecture Biden about cancer'
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“The View” co-host Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainJerry Falwell Jr. placed on indefinite leave Falwell Jr. apologizes for viral vacation photo: 'Just in good fun' Prominent conservatives question Jerry Falwell Jr. vacation photo MORE swiped at Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump is fighting the wrong war Michelle Obama, Sanders, Kasich to be featured on first night of Democratic convention: report The Memo: Trump team pounces on Biden gaffes MORE (I-Vt.) after a heated exchange between the senator and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore HuffPost reporter: Biden's VP shortlist doesn't suggest progressive economic policies Jill Biden says she plans to continue teaching if she becomes first lady MORE on bankruptcy rates due to cancer in Thursday evening’s third Democratic presidential debate.

Sanders, arguing the need for universal health care, listed rates of bankruptcy for diseases such as cancer, saying under Biden's health care plan, families could be hit with massive costs.

“I know about cancer,” the former vice president responded.

“Don't you dare lecture Biden about cancer, Bernie...” McCain tweeted.

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Biden’s son Beau died of brain cancer in 2015, and Biden has frequently spoken of losing him, the namesake of the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot, a $1.8 billion investment in cancer research as part of the 21st Century Cures Act.

Biden and McCain, whose father, the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainBill Maher delivers mock eulogy for Trump Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column CNN's Ana Navarro to host Biden roundtable on making 'Trump a one-term president' MORE (R-Ariz.), died of cancer in 2018, have bonded over their shared history with the illness before. In a 2017 appearance on the program, McCain was moved to tears as he offered advice on her father’s then-recent diagnosis, while in an April 2019 appearance they again discussed the topic.

"There will come a time when you walk by that closet or smell that fragrance or sit out on the porch at that ranch," Biden told McCain. “You’re gonna get a smile before you get a tear, and that's when you’ll know you’re gonna make it."