Meghan McCain and Ann Coulter are doing a little verbal sparring across the internet this week. The bitter battle was sparked by a blog post, written by Coulter, in which the conservative pundit allegedly joked that McCain should be murdered.
In the blog post, Coulter allegedly wrote: “MSNBC’s Martin Bashir suggested that Republican senators need to have a member of their families killed for them to support the Democrats’ gun proposals. (Let’s start with Meghan McCain!)”
The blog post, which has since been removed, was in reference to a gun control discussion between US Congressman Elijah Cummings and MSNBC’s Martin Bashir.
When Cummings suggested that his personal views on the issue were influenced by the shooting death of a family member, Bashir reportedly fired back in disapproval.
“But Congressman, is that what needs to happen to move these senators to stop threatening a filibuster?” Bashir asked. “Is that really what needs to happen? That you need to have a member of your family killed in order for you to do what the American people want you to do?”
Ann Coulter, who has a long history of making controversial public statements, lashed out at John McCain’s daughter as part of her take on the discussion.
Meghan McCain, understandably, did not find the humor in Ann Coulter’s sarcasm. She addressed the blog post in a series of Twitter posts on Wednesday and Thursday.
“Apparently Ann Coulter made a joke about me being killed in a recent column,” she tweeted Wednesday. “I should expect nothing less but disgusted regardless.” In a subsequent tweet she added, “My father is a very famous politician. My family gets a lot of threats. Joking about me being killed really isn’t funny or appropriate.”
On Thursday, McCain had quite a bit more to say on the subject. In a significantly longer response, comprised of three tweets, she expressed the following:
“A little perspective this morning. People like Ann Coulter are part of the past and only live to spread hate and negativity. I literally couldn’t imagine living a life that seems so void of love, compassion, and perspective. Basically I get to wake up every day wanting to make this world a better place and people like her want to make it a worse place. I feel blessed to have not grown to be a person like that.”
What do you think of Meghan McCain’s response to Ann Coulter’s blog post?
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