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Meghan McCain tweets on Arizona GOP vote, talks Coulter on ‘This Week’

Jan 27, 2019, 9:58 AM | Updated: 5:56 pm

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PHOENIX –Meghan McCain did not hold back this weekend on multiple topics ranging from the Arizona Republican chairmanship to the Republican strategy to help end what was the 35-day partial government shutdown.

The weekend began for McCain with a tweet expressing melancholy toward the election results in favor of Kelli Ward ousting incumbent Jonathan Lines to become the next GOP chairwoman in the state of Arizona.

Ward has a history with McCain’s late father, John McCain.

In August, hours before McCain’s passing, Ward made comments that his announcement to stop receiving treatment for glioblastoma was timed to take media attention away from her campaign.

Ward would later blame the media for creating the narrative and reiterated she had been praying for the McCain family.

In 2016, Ward ran against McCain in the Republican Primary for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat. She was defeated by less than 70,000 votes with more than 590,000 votes cast overall.

Meghan McCain also discussed national politics on two television appearances this weekend.

McCain joined George Stephanopoulos and others in a round table discussion on the ABC weekend morning show, “This Week.”

The talk was mostly focused on the deal reached to end the partial government shutdown.

While the sentiment was positive that the shutdown was over, different reasons for why it ended and who was to blame for it happening in the first place changed from panelist to panelist.

“If we live and die by the wall and by Ann Coulter’s tweets we are dead in the Republican Party,” McCain said.

McCain has had brush ups with Coulter in the past publishing an article titled, My Beef With Ann Coulter, for the Daily Beast in 2009.

It all added up for a busy week for McCain who also made an appearance on the “Van Jones Show” Saturday night on CNN.

McCain has been a regular, more moderate voice for the Republican Party since joining ABC’s ‘The View’ as a co-host in 2017.

In January, McCain joined KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Mac & Gaydos for the first installment of a new monthly exclusive interview, announced for 2019.

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Meghan McCain tweets on Arizona GOP vote, talks Coulter on ‘This Week’