WATCH: Meghan McCain Responds To General's 'Songbird John' Remark, WH Aide's Comments

On Friday, ABC's "The View" co-host Meghan McCain brushed aside a wave of attacks on her father, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), as his health deteriorates in his battle with brain cancer.

Ms. McCain specifically addressed two comments that were made about her father this week. The first was from a White House aide who allegedly said in response to John McCain's lack of support for President Donald Trump's nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, that McCain was "dying anyway,"

"Kelly, here's a little news flash, and this this may be a bit intense for 11 o'clock in the morning on a Friday," Ms. McCain said, "But we're all dying. I'm dying, you're dying, we're all dying. ... I really feel like I understand the meaning of life, and it's not how you die, but how you live."

"The thing that surprised me most is I don't understand what kind of environment you're working in where that would be acceptable, and then you can come to work the next day and still have a job," Ms. McCain continued.

Ms. McCain also responded to Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney’s comments on Thursday calling McCain “songbird John,” saying that is a "really ugly nickname."

"I just really want to emphasize, it was a hard day yesterday, but my father's legacy is going to be talked about for hundreds and hundreds of years," Ms. McCain concluded. "These people, nothingburgers. Nobody will remember you."


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