Meghan McCain Has Harsh Words For Actor Who Criticized Her Father

May 14, 2018May 14, 2018

Meghan McCain isn't happy with actor Kumail Nanjiani. As a result, she criticized him on Twitter after the star claimed that he wished her sick father would have been more "vocal" in speaking in defense of minorities throughout his career.


People Magazine reports that Nanjiani, who earned a screenwriting Oscar nomination earlier this year for his film "The Big Sick," began a feud with Meghan when he commented on the news that McCain, who is suffering from stage 34 brain cancer, was mocked by White House aid Kelly Sadler. 

"It doesn't matter, he's dying anyway," said Sadler behind closed doors in a meeting with President Donald Trump. 

“What was said about McCain was vile, but I wish the McCain’s had been as offended and vocal when vile stuff was said about other people/races/nationalities. Perhaps we wouldn’t be in this moment right now,” Nanjiani, 40, tweeted.

People reports that many Twitter users then challenged the actor, pointing to McCain's defense of President Obama when many on the right made racial slurs against him. But the actor didn't back down, and instead maintained that McCain did not do enough to combat racism during his time in public life.

Meghan McCain responded by sharing a video of her father defending Obama against racist claims during the 2008 election.

She then added, “You mean like he did here? I could give you literally thousands of examples of my father speaking up against bigotry of all kinds but this video sums it up pretty concisely. You know nothing about my family or my father Kumail, nothing.”

Republican Senator John McCain, who for months has been battling brain cancer, is now home in Arizona. He has recently made the announcement that he will not be seeking re-election for the Senate. This will, in other words, be his last months as a public servant. 

According to reports, even after receiving news about his brain cancer, John McCain would not admit to himself that he would no longer be able to serve as a senator. 

“This is my last term. If I hadn’t admitted that to myself before this summer, a stage 4 cancer diagnosis acts as ungentle persuasion,” he wrote in his book, “The Restless Wave." “I’m freer than colleagues who will face the voters again. I can speak my mind without fearing the consequences much. And I can vote my conscience without worry.”

McCain, who represents the old guard of the Republican Party, claims that he would like to see his party and nation return to the purposes and practices that "distinguish our history." Among those practices, he says, is compromise, which McCain says he "championed" throughout his years in the Senate. 

“I would like to see us recover our sense that we are more alike than different,” he wrote. “We are citizens of a republic made of shared ideals forged in a new world to replace the tribal enmities that tormented the old one. Even in times of political turmoil such as these, we share that awesome heritage and the responsibility to embrace it.”

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