Meghan McCain asks CPAC chairman for respect after father booed
Meghan McCain questions CPAC chair @mschlapp over treatment of her father at the conference while he's suffering from brain cancer: Why can't there "be a modicum of respect for my family at this moment?" pic.twitter.com/S49pYlXfQv— ABC News (@ABC) March 2, 2018
PHOENIX — Meghan McCain confronted Friday the head of the Conservative Political Action Conference about the way her father was treated at the event last month.
“Why at this moment, when he’s suffering from the worst brain cancer that exists and going through chemo, why there can’t be a modicum of respect for my family at this moment from CPAC?” Meghan McCain asked.
Schlapp responded by commending McCain for his service.
“Your father is a national hero, he has served his country, he has fought for his life before and he is fighting for his life now and I think we all respect that,” Schlapp replied.
“As far as your dad is concerned, I do think there is a disagreement on policy questions. Let’s keep it to policy. He’s a good man that follows his conscience.”
During the CPAC conference, President Donald Trump brought up U.S. Sen. John McCain’s vote on the GOP health care plan that failed to pass in the Senate.
Although he didn’t mention him by name, Trump referenced “one person” who came onto the Senate floor and gave a thumbs-down.
The CPAC crowd erupted in boos.
Schlapp sent out a tweet the day of Trump’s speech in support of the boos.
Chad folks were booing his vote to retain obamacare. That's worth a boo https://t.co/WbbT6o9jS8
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) February 24, 2018
Both Cindy and Meghan McCain have been outspoken about the way the senator was treated at the conference.
“We need more compassion, more empathy, more togetherness,” Cindy said on “The View” this week. “We don’t need more bullying. I’m tired of it.”
McCain was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer in July. He is receiving treatment in Arizona and has not been back to Washington since the holidays.