Meghan McCain hit back at defeated Republican Jason Lewis for claiming it was her late father’s fault that the GOP lost its House majority in the recent midterm elections.
In an article for The Wall Street Journal on Sunday, Lewis, who was unseated by Democrat Angie Craig last week, said it was McCain’s vote against the Obamacare repeal in 2017 which led to the overall.
He was lambasted for it on Twitter by critics who included McCain’s daughter Meghan. She labeled the op-ed ‘abhorrent’.
Meghan McCain tweeted her disgust over Jason Lewis’s article on Monday
She said it was ‘abhorrent’ for Lewis, right, to blame the GOP’s House defeat on her late father
In his article, Lewis, who is the outgoing Representative for Minnesota’s 2nd district, wrote: ‘The Republican Party lost its House majority on July 28, 2017, when Sen. John McCain ended the party’s seven-year quest to repeal ObamaCare.
‘House leadership had done an admirable job herding cats. On the second try, we passed the American Health Care Act in May.
‘Then McCain’s inscrutable vote against the Senate’s “skinny repeal” killed the reform effort. ‘
He went on to suggest that McCain, war hero who spent five years in captivity during the Vietnam war, only voted against the repeal because he did not like President Trump.
‘The late Arizona senator’s grievance with all things Trump was well known, but this obsession on the part of “Never Trump” Republicans has to end.
Lewis’s op-ed was published by the Wall Street Journal on Sunday
Lewis’s article drew criticism from other Twitter users
‘Disapprove of the president’s style if you like, but don’t sacrifice sound policy to pettiness,’ he said.
He was lampooned for the article online.
Critics labeled it ‘disgusting’ and poignantly offensive given it was published a day before Veterans Day.
He was previously criticized for his remarks about calling women ‘sluts’.
In a 2012 radio show which he hosted, he said: ‘Are we beyond the days that a woman can behave as a slut but you can’t call her a slut?’
Meghan’s father John McCain died in August after serving as a senator for 31 years