McCain blasts Graham for refuting funeral remark about Kushner, Ivanka Trump

Conservative pundit Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain calls for CNN to fire Cuomo Abby Huntsman blames 'View' exit on 'unbearable culture' McCain blasts Graham for refuting funeral remark about Kushner, Ivanka Trump MORE tore into Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham emerges as go-to ally for Biden's judicial picks This Thanksgiving, skip the political food fights and talk UFOs instead Biden move to tap oil reserves draws GOP pushback MORE (R-S.C.) on Wednesday after he refuted assertions she made about who was invited to attend her father's 2018 funeral. 

During a recent television interview promoting her newly published memoir, McCain said that former President TrumpDonald TrumpBaldwin calls Trump criticism following 'Rust' shooting 'surreal' Haley hits the stump in South Carolina Mary Trump files to dismiss Trump's lawsuit over NYT tax story MORE's daughter Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpBiden celebrates start of Hanukkah Meadows comes under growing Jan. 6 panel spotlight Tucker Carlson rips Graham over report he told officers to shoot Jan. 6 rioters MORE and her husband, Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerBiden celebrates start of Hanukkah Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report Watchdog finds no money has flowed out of agency tasked by Trump admin to fight pandemic MORE, had "no goddamn business" attending funeral services for her father, the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainGOP senators appalled by 'ridiculous' House infighting MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, Chris Christie battle over Fox News Trump's attacks on McConnell seen as prelude to 2024 White House bid MORE (R-Ariz.). 

"They should never have come," Meghan McCain told Bravo host Andy Cohen last week. "They had no business being there."


The former co-host of "The View" said Kushner and Trump's attendance that day is "something that still angers me, clearly." 

In an interview with The Washington Post, Graham, a close friend of John McCain's and a political ally of Donald Trump's, suggested Kushner and Ivanka Trump were invited to the late senator's funeral. 

“She was upset they were there — I understand that, and she has hard feelings but I know what happened and nobody showed up uninvited,” Graham said, according to the newspaper. “I love Meghan McCain and I understand how stressful all this has been for her and those who attack her dad will never be forgiven by her.”

Meghan McCain shot back at Graham on Wednesday for weighing in on the incident and took a shot at the Post for quoting the Republican senator on the matter.  

"Lindsey Graham may consider himself a member of my family, but he is not and hasn’t been for a very long time," McCain said in a tweet. "He certainly doesn’t speak for me or my life experiences. Full stop. The media should stop treating him like he is an expert on anything McCain related." 


Since leaving "The View" over what she has publicly described as a "toxic" environment of bullying based on her conservative political beliefs, McCain has traded barbs with the former president, who on Friday issued a statement saying he "made it possible for her father to have the world’s longest funeral." 

"My family and him have a blood feud at this point," McCain said during an interview on Fox News over the weekend. "It's about what conservatism looks like post-Trump, which I think is something Republicans will really have to take a hard look at one way or another if he ends up running in 2024.”

Graham's office declined to comment on McCain's tweet.