SALT LAKE CITY — Meghan McCain wants you to know that she’s still a Republican, even if she doesn’t support President Donald Trump.
What happened: McCain tweeted Sunday that she was upset with media headlines that say she doesn’t consider herself Republican.
- "These headlines are ridiculous — I stated very clearly I am a member of the party and vote on the Republican ticket but that I put my conservative principles and worldview above all else. I was trying to explain the difference between Trump populists and classic Regan Republican," she tweeted.
Flashback: McCain made comments on CNN's “The Van Jones Show” over the weekend, saying that President Donald Trump has a tight grip on modern Republicans.
She said she herself continues to vote for the Republican Party and will continue to hold conservative values, according to Fox News.17 comments on this story
- "I think over 80-something percent of Republicans support President Trump and maybe they are doing it because they don’t have another option, but I think the populist Trump brand really has taken over," McCain told Van Jones. "Which is why there's this sort of no man's land that I'm in."
- "As an American, I hate this country without (John McCain) in it. I know that sounds awful. I don’t hate America but I just hate it without his leadership. I’m very — I’m sad all the time. I’m struggling with that sadness and I miss him in ways that I never even could have fathomed."