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:

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