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

Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain slams Cuomo, de Blasio as 'an utter disgrace' following another night of unrest in NYC Crowds flock to Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks over Memorial Day weekend CNN's Cuomo pulls out massive cotton swab to tease brother after live COVID-19 test MORE signaled that she will vote for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Murkowski, Mattis criticism ratchets up pressure on GOP over Trump| Esper orders hundreds of active-duty troops outside DC sent home day after reversal | Iran releases US Navy veteran Michael White Davis: 72 hours cementing the real choice for November OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump signs order removing environmental reviews for major projects | New Trump air rule will limit future pollution regulations, critics say | DNC climate group calls for larger federal investment on climate than Biden plan 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 John TrumpFederal plan to contain Washington protests employs 7,600 personnel: report GOP Rep calls on primary opponent to condemn campaign surrogate's racist video Tennessee court rules all registered voters can obtain mail-in ballots due to COVID-19 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 McCainKelly holds double-digit lead over McSally in Arizona: poll Montana barrels toward blockbuster Senate fight How Obama just endorsed Trump 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.”