Meghan McCain indicates she'll vote for Biden: 'Politics is personal'

Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain: Trump's legacy is DC looking like a 'war zone' Cindy McCain on possible GOP censure: 'I think I'm going to make T-shirts' Arizona county's Republican committee debates censuring Cindy McCain MORE signaled that she will vote for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenRev. Barber says best way to undercut extremism is with honesty Biden requires international travelers to quarantine upon arrival to US Overnight Defense: House approves waiver for Biden's Pentagon nominee | Biden to seek five-year extension of key arms control pact with Russia | Two more US service members killed by COVID-19 MORE in November, saying that “politics is personal” for her.

Speaking on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” McCain said that, for her, the choice between Biden and President TrumpDonald TrumpIran's leader vows 'revenge,' posting an image resembling Trump Former Sanders spokesperson: Biden 'backing away' from 'populist offerings' Justice Dept. to probe sudden departure of US attorney in Atlanta after Trump criticism MORE in November came down to her experiences with both.

Biden, she said, helped her cope with the loss of her father, the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainWhoopi Goldberg wears 'my vice president' shirt day after inauguration Budowsky: Democracy won, Trump lost, President Biden inaugurated Schumer becomes new Senate majority leader MORE (R-Ariz.), who died in 2018 after fighting an aggressive form of brain cancer.


Trump, on the other hand, made the grief she felt “a living hell,” she said.

“I keep telling everyone I promise you you will know who I’m voting for,” the co-host of ABC’s “The View” said. “But it really shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to know there’s one man who has made pain in my life a living hell and another man who has literally shepherded me through the grief process. This really shouldn’t be rocket science for people.”

McCain is a lifelong Republican, but has been sharply critical of Trump for years. The president also feuded openly with John McCain during his life. During his 2016 presidential bid, Trump criticized John McCain, who spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam in the late 1960s and early 1970s, saying that the former senator was “not a war hero” and that he prefers “people who weren’t captured.”

The rift between Trump and John McCain deepened after the real estate mogul took office. In 2017, McCain cast the deciding vote in the Senate against a health care measure backed by the White House that would have effectively done away with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), former President Obama’s signature legislative achievement.

Meghan McCain said that Biden had been “so integral in my life, especially after my dad got sick.” The Trumps, meanwhile, are “always making my mom cry,” she added. 

“I just think politics is personal,” she said, adding that the country needs a president “who can tamp down fear and anger instead of making it worse.”