Meghan McCain makes tearful return to 'The View' since her father's death

Elias Hubbard
October 9, 2018

Meghan McCain returned to The View this morning with an emotional reflection on her father's passing and a honest thanks to the women sitting by her side.

"I understand how divided and how scared a lot of people are right now and it looks like the fabric of democracy is fraying", she said. "There has been a lot of talk about whether that died with him, and I'm here to tell you, it didn't". "And I am here today to tell you, it didn't".

McCain clarified to her co-hosts and viewers that her father had planned every detail of his funeral, including her speech, in which she contrasted her father with his political rival. "That is what America is", she said, a reference to a moment during the 2008 presidential campaign when Sen.

"That's how I feel", she said.

"I longed for that closeness and that connection, that's all I ever wanted in my life, that's why I have it with my husband and my children", Curtis continued, as McCain's eyes welled up. He believed in America and exceptionalism.

She also thanked her co-hosts for their support of her family and her father, telling Whoopi Goldberg that the Arizona Republican loved her. "He believed that when your candidate's opponent says something racist in a rally, you push back. That is John McCain".

The 33-year-old, who typically takes the conservative side in debates on the morning talk show, asked the audience to join her in "not surrendering" to divisiveness and fear, as her father had urged. "What you have with your father, it's just powerful and you're an extraordinary representation of that connection".

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