Meghan McCain rips Bill O'Reilly for suggesting Ginsburg's death is imminent

Meghan McCain, co-host of ABC's "The View," ripped Bill O'Reilly on Friday after the the former Fox News host suggested that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could be near death.

In a tweet, McCain called O'Reilly's public comments about Ginsburg's health "gross and ghoulish" and asked him to join her in praying for the liberal Supreme Court justice.


"There’s really nothing more gross and ghoulish than people in the media pontificating on a public persons health and the hypothetical political ramifications of their death," McCain tweeted Friday afternoon.

"Join me in praying for RBG to have a speedy and healthy recovery - we are Christians, aren’t we Bill?" she added.

O'Reilly had tweeted earlier in the day that Ginsburg's health was failing, and that another appointment to the Supreme Court under a Trump presidency was imminent. Ginsburg underwent a procedure Friday to remove two cancerous growths from her lungs.

"Justice Ginsburg is very ill. Another Justice appointment inevitable and soon. Bad news for the left," he wrote.

McCain's father, former Arizona Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainPoll: Sinema approval higher among Arizona Republicans than Democrats Meghan McCain: COVID-19 battle made me doubt if nation will recover from pandemic Biden's year two won't be about bipartisanship  MORE (R), died in August following a battle with brain cancer.

O'Reilly, the former host of "The O'Reilly Factor" was fired from Fox News after multiple allegations of sexual harassment emerged following a report in The New York Times revealing that O'Reilly and the network paid millions to five women who had accused him of similar harassment.

McCain, formerly a co-host on Fox News's "Outnumbered," left the network to co-host "The View" in 2017.


This story was updated at 2:12 p.m. on 12/22/2018.