'Go to Hell': Meghan McCain Rips Arizona GOP Twitter Account for Criticizing Her Father

The View co-host Meghan McCain, a Republican, reacted with anger to a tweet on Saturday by the Arizona GOP disparaging her father, the late Arizona Senator John McCain.

"As the sun sets on 2020, remember that we're never going back to the party of [Mitt] Romney, [Jeff] Flake, and [John] McCain," the official Twitter account of the Republican Party of Arizona wrote on New Year's Eve. "The Republican Party is now, and forever will be, one for the working man and woman! God bless."

Meghan McCain hit back a day later. "Honestly whomever is running this twitter account can go to hell," she tweeted in response.

Honestly whomever is running this twitter account can go to hell. https://t.co/mH2pMzb0YW

— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) January 2, 2021

John McCain served as a Navy Captain, a Republican congressman, and senator. He also ran for the presidency twice, in 2000 and 2008, before passing away at 81 from a malignant brain tumor, otherwise known as a glioblastoma.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked McCain throughout his presidency, both before and after the senator's death in August 2018. His resentment toward the former Arizona Republican has trickled down to the local level, with McCain's home state GOP Party, on occasion, echoing the president's remarks.

"How do we keep losing followers when we mention Mr. McCain. But we gain many, many followers when we say #FightForTrump. Oh well, it's only Twitter!" tweeted the Arizona Republican Party on December 22.

Following her father's death, Meghan McCain has had to publicly defend him from Trump, his loyalists and GOP supporters, who have continued to insult him. In September, the president tweeted "I was never a big fan of John McCain," and said he "disagreed with him on many things."

Last month, Meghan McCain fired back at the president for calling the late senator "one of the most overrated people in D.C."

"Two years after he died, you still obsess over my dad," she tweeted in response. "It kills you that no one will ever love you or remember you like they loved and remember him. He served his country with honor, you have disgraced the office of the presidency. You couldn't even pull it out in Arizona."

President-elect Joe Biden, a friend of the late senator, became the first Democratic candidate in 24 years to win Arizona in November. However, Trump has disputed the results in the historically red state, claiming that widespread voter fraud caused his loss.

Meghan McCain expressed her relief after various news outlets named Biden the winner of the presidential election against Trump. At the time, she said she looked forward to "having a president who respects [prisoners of war] who have been captured."

Newsweek reached out to the Arizona Republican Party for comment.

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Meghan McCain appears at a SiriusXM event in New York City on February 5, 2018. Cindy Ord/Getty