Meghan McCain gets a birthday message from 'crush' Paul Ryan

Meghan McCain gets a birthday message from 'crush' Paul Ryan
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Former House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanTrump, Biden have one debate goal: Don't lose RNC chair on election: We are on track to win the White House Kenosha will be a good bellwether in 2020 MORE (R-Wis.) sent "The View" co-host Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainKasich to Meghan McCain: Concern over abortion 'dwarfed' by need to beat Trump Meghan McCain says she believes report Trump called fallen soldiers 'losers' Meghan McCain hits Ivanka Trump's defense of president's Twitter: It's not a 'communication style,' it's 'cruelty' MORE a birthday message Wednesday. 

The 35-year-old daughter of the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainCindy McCain joins board of Biden's presidential transition team Meet the first woman to run for president Jill Biden shuts down Jake Tapper's question about husband's 'occasional gaffe' MORE (R-Ariz.) jokingly described the former Wisconsin lawmaker as her "crush" after the message was played. 

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 "I just wanted to make sure that you know that a lot of us are rooting for you and wish you a happy birthday today," Ryan said.

"You show what it takes to handle stress and adversity very, very well. You speak from your heart. You know who you are. You know how you stand. And you do it with class," he added. 

"That's my boyfriend," McCain quipped after the video . "It's a joke between us now, but he has a lovely wife and family and I have a lovely husband, but you know, he's my crush."

The TV host also announced that the Barrow Neurological Foundation would double donations made Wednesday in honor of McCain's father for her birthday.