Meghan McCain slammed for telling Amy Klobuchar to stop speaking about her late father

Meghan McCain slammed for telling Amy Klobuchar to stop speaking about her late father
Royalty-free stock photo ID: 263787275. LOS ANGELES - MAR 21: Meghan McCain at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Beverly Hills, CA - Image
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Conservative pundit Meghan McCain is lashing out at U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democratic candidate running for her party's presidential nomination. McCain, the daughter of the late Senator John McCain, blasted the Minnesota lawmaker who was good friends with the former Senator from Arizona.


"On behalf of the entire McCain family," Meghan McCain said on Twitter to Sen. Klobuchar, "please be respectful to all of us and leave my fathers legacy and memory out of presidential politics."

Sen. McCain ran for president twice.

Klobuchar has invoked Sen. McCain's name several times on the campaign trail, most recently sharing a favorable personal anecdote about him.

"The day when I sat on that stage between Bernie and John McCain, and John McCain kept reciting to me names of dictators during that speech, because he knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation," Klobuchar had said, referring to the inauguration of President Donald Trump. "He understood it. He knew because he knew this man more than any of us did."

But Klobuchar repeatedly has invoked McCain's name, going all the way back to 2012, just on Twitter:

And here's a 2014 Facebook post from Sen. Klobuchar and her "friend Cindy McCain."

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It didn't take long for many on social media to slam McCain, who frequently invokes her father's memory:

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