April 29th, 2009
05:58 PM ET
14 years ago

Meghan McCain calls Specter switch 'selfish'

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/04/29/art.meghan.gi.jpg caption="McCain did not soften her voice Tuesday calling Sen. Arlen Specters party switch a 'selfish choice.' "]

(CNN) – Meghan McCain- who has been known for her outspoken criticisms of the Republican Party, did not soften her voice Tuesday calling Sen. Arlen Specters party switch a "selfish choice."

Recognizing that it had been a hard day for the Republican Party, McCain offered some encouraging words " I am still a believer in this party! I have faith we can bring this back, who is with me?!?" she tweeted.

Sen. Arlen Specter might have left the GOP, but Meghan McCain isn't going anywhere. "In my Republican Party there is room for everyone! There is no need for an admissions test to be a member, lets be more inclusive!" she wrote.

The twitter updates to McCain's page came shortly after Conservative host Rush Limbaugh suggested that there were a couple other Republicans that should follow in the senators footsteps "Well, Specter, take [Sen. John] McCain with you. And his daughter [Meghan]. Take McCain and his daughter with you if you're gonna…" he told listeners.

"…..It's ultimately good. You're weeding out people who aren't really Republicans" Limbaugh said.

McCain sees the future of the GOP differently, "its good to have disagreements, were never going to agree on everything! Who wants to agree on everything? so boring."

Filed under: Meghan McCain • Republican Party
soundoff (61 Responses)
  1. No Name Nobody Say What?

    Who is this little girl again?

    April 29, 2009 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  2. cat9

    I agree I you Persuing-Through – if put Rush Limbaugh, Dick Cheney,Karl Rove, Sean Hannity and Glen Beck in an Identification Parade you would not be able to tell the difference. The Republican Party is gradually becoming a party that disrespect the intelligence of the American people. Do they really have conservative values at heart ? What is conservative values anyway? With characters like those who would want to follow conservative values. The Republican Party needs to separate themselves from such characters, else they will fade into oblivion.

    April 29, 2009 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  3. Jaidev P. Rao

    Hi Megan,

    Senator Specter gave 29 years to the party of Lincoln. After Ike the party has gone downhill. There were few good people left in it, like your dad, Jim Jeffords , Lincoln Chaffey, Olympia Snow, Susan Collins Arlen Specter were some of the class people in it. Now Jeffords and Specter have been pushed out. All others are rifraf.

    Jaidev Rao

    April 29, 2009 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  4. Tom

    CNN, do you realize that Meghan McCain is not an elected official or in any way possessed of cogent insight into current events, American history, or politics? She seems like a nice person, but there are a lot of nice people in the world, and we don't really need to see their opinions headlined in the news on a regular basis.

    April 29, 2009 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  5. David in CA

    Megan McCain is turning out to be quite an intelligent young lady. I'm glad to see her views getting out there. Thank you CNN.com.

    April 29, 2009 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  6. alarmed

    the gop is like a heard of elephants getting into quicksand, they (Ain't no way out. ) is mccain (megan) afraid of limbaugh??

    April 29, 2009 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  7. roy earl

    all you republicans need to really pray.........

    April 29, 2009 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  8. Cynthia

    The party that is disrespectful is the DEMS. They say they believe in freedom of speech and so many other rights, but when it comes down to it they only believe they have those rights. Opposition is what they will not tolerate.

    April 29, 2009 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  9. JOE

    I bet she gives great head....That is about all.

    April 29, 2009 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  10. Mississippi Stella

    I am a strong Democrat, Ms. McCain needs to go get a job and start doing as President Obama said, go out and help someone who needs helps and stop talking about "Specter" he made his choice, live with it, and explain while would that be selfish. Limbaugh said it best "leave the party."

    April 29, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
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