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 RyanEsper's chief of staff to depart at end of January Latinos say they didn't benefit from Trump tax cuts — here's why Conservative commentator rips Trump's signature tax overhaul: 'It was a big mistake' MORE (R-Wis.) sent "The View" co-host Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain blasts NY Times: 'Everyone already knows how much you despise' conservative women Sanders aide hits 'millionaires on "The View"' after segment on Warren dispute Meghan McCain blasts Trump for 'bullying widows at a public rallies' MORE a birthday message Wednesday. 

The 35-year-old daughter of the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMartha McSally fundraises off 'liberal hack' remark to CNN reporter Meghan McCain blasts NY Times: 'Everyone already knows how much you despise' conservative women GOP senator calls CNN reporter a 'liberal hack' when asked about Parnas materials 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.