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:
A lot of interesting comments on Augusta, but when Obama, Romney & McCain all agree on something, maybe it's time to change— Amy Klobuchar (@Amy Klobuchar)1333935175.0
And here's a 2014 Facebook post from Sen. Klobuchar and her "friend Cindy McCain."
It didn't take long for many on social media to slam McCain, who frequently invokes her father's memory:
Read: "Only I, the daughter of John McCain, get to use my father's legacy for my personal gain" https://t.co/nTqSr0Ayb3— Sufganiyot Stevens (@Sufganiyot Stevens)1558991769.0
I think under this system of protocol, presidential candidates would be limited to quoting only living politicians… https://t.co/tWrNdo4VyL— John Carvalho (@John Carvalho)1558990258.0
Imagine trying to score political points by accusing someone else of scoring political points...because they noted… https://t.co/6wFIdNnTpz— DC Deejay (@DC Deejay)1558990425.0
Even though @MeghanMcCain drags her family through presidential politics most days on the view. "But my Dad....." (… https://t.co/lqv6zzRMpN— Denis Stearns (@Denis Stearns)1558990351.0
He's a public figure. And we have a First Amendment. Nothing disrespectful here. Only your desire to always cent… https://t.co/0yxf0WUQcs— Tummler (means... Connector & Troublemaker) (@Tummler (means... Connector & Troublemaker))1558985786.0
I think you use your father every single day! YOU ARE SUCH A HYPOCRITE.😠😠😵 https://t.co/a7Ss1iAIoJ— Sherry Smolders (@Sherry Smolders)1558991740.0
What the fuck is this? https://t.co/jUsDGQTuor— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild)1558986584.0