Meghan McCain makes emotional return to ‘The View’

Oct 8, 2018, 10:40 AM




PHOENIX – Meghan McCain made an emotional return to “The View” on Monday, appearing on the daytime show for the first time since the death of her father, Sen. John McCain.

She took the opportunity to “thank all of America for being so kind to my family” during the opening segment.

“There were people in the country, all races, all ages, all creeds, out there with American flags, waving, saluting, praying, everyone – he would have loved it,” she said.

She went on to say the ideals espoused by her father, who was in his sixth term as a Republican senator from Arizona when he died Aug. 25, still live on.

“I think there was a lot of talk about what died with him,” she said. “And I’m here today to tell you, it didn’t. It is alive and well.”

McCain couldn’t hold back the tears when addressing her co-hosts on the show she joined in 2017.

She broke down when she told co-host Whoopi Goldberg that her father “really loved you.”

In closing, she thanked family friends Joe Biden and Joe Lieberman “for being uncles to me.”

“Those two men have carried me through this experience,” she said of her father’s former Senate cohorts from the other side of the aisle.

Watch the entire segment below:

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

A mother and her young child were among those injured after they were struck by a vehicle that roll...

Mother, young child injured after being struck by vehicle that rolled over in Phoenix

A mother and her young child were among those injured after they were struck by a vehicle that rolled over during a crash in Phoenix.

4 hours ago

Rendering of Park 91, an industrial park under construction at 91st Avenue and Buckeye Road in Phoe...

Kevin Stone

Construction underway on a 20-acre industrial park in Phoenix called Park 91

Construction is underway on a 20-acre industrial park in southwest Phoenix called Park 91, developers announced Thursday.

6 hours ago

File photo showing a U.S. Border Patrol logo. Adbiel Martinez-Barrera, 21, received a sentence of 1...

Man sentenced to 13 months for entering US illegally, assaulting border agent in Arizona

A Mexican national was sentenced to over a year in federal prison for entering the United States illegally and assaulting a Border Patrol agent in Arizona.

7 hours ago

Photos show the scene of a hot-air balloon mishap near 22nd Avenue and Deer Valley Road in Phoenix,...

Hot-air balloon mishap in north Phoenix damages light pole, but nobody hurt

Nobody was injured in a hot-air balloon mishap in north Phoenix on Thursday morning, but a light pole was damaged, authorities said.

8 hours ago


KTAR Video

Video: What comes next as more details emerge about UNLV shooting suspect?

Professor of Global Security & Intelligence at Embry-Riddle, Steve Hooper, joined The Mike Broomhead Show via phone to discuss the latest details to emerge regarding the University of Nevada, Las Vegas shooting. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

9 hours ago

Follow @KTAR923...

Sponsored Content by Collins Comfort

Avoid a potential emergency and get your home’s heating and furnace safety checked

With the weather getting colder throughout the Valley, the best time to make sure your heating is all up to date is now. 

Sponsored Articles

(KTAR News Graphic)...

KTAR launches online holiday auction benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley

KTAR is teaming up with The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley for a holiday auction benefitting thousands of Valley kids.

Follow @KTAR923...

The best ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day and give back to the community

Veterans Day is fast approaching and there's no better way to support our veterans than to donate to the Military Assistance Mission.

Follow @KTAR923...

The 2023 Diamondbacks are a good example to count on the underdog

The Arizona Diamondbacks made the World Series as a surprise. That they made the playoffs at all, got past the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Wild Card round, swept the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS and won two road games in Philadelphia to close out a full seven-game NLCS went against every expectation. Now, […]

Meghan McCain makes emotional return to ‘The View’