Meghan McCain is getting backlash from fans after making a controversial comment related to her father Republican Sen. John McCain's death.
The View conservative panelist, known for her strong and unapologetic opinions turned some heads during an appearance on The Van Jones Show last weekend, when fans said her comments went a little too far.
During her appearance on the CNN show, McCain discussed where she believes the Republican party is regarding President Donald Trump, and also opened up about coping with the loss of her father.
One of her comments during the segment was not received well by viewers, as Good Housekeeping first reported.
"As an American, I hate this country without him in it," McCain told Jones of her father. "And I know that sounds awful. I don't hate America, but I just hate it without his leadership. And, I'm very sad all the time, and I'm struggling with that sadness."
She continued, saying that she "misses him in ways that she could never have fathomed" and always tries to do what she thinks he would've done.
"He'd say, 'We are McCains, and we don't feel sorry for ourselves and we're blessed. Get up and keep fighting, Meghan.' So, that's what I kind of do every day, and some days are better than others," she said.
Despite the fact she clarified her comments almost immediately, some fans did not like her saying that she "hates this country," and were offended by her words.
Anyone who votes party line even though they "hate" what that party is doing to America has some deep issues with integrity she needs to resolve.— Diane Tipton (@dtip50) January 27, 2019
If You Hate this Country Meghan McCain, then LEAVE Asap! Don't be like Whoopi and be a Hypocrite and just talk about leaving, just Leave!! None of You will be Missed!! Your part of Our problems in Our Country any way!!!— /RBLACKPEARL (@RSEXY108) January 27, 2019
I feel for her loss, but isn't she giving a bit much in the credit department about her father's importance to the survival of the world? Is this story truthful or a bit off kilter?— #DrC.Anderson (@cannonfyre12) January 28, 2019
@MeghanMcCain if you hate this country so much.....LEAVE.— Rick Miller (@Mannrick) January 30, 2019
you're dad would be ashamed that you made that comment
Some fans told The View co-host to "leave" if she didn't love America, while others even said they didn't think John would've approved of her comments.
Not all comments were hateful, as some commenters reached out in appreciation of her honesty and said they could relate her grief, and felt for her.0comments
McCain recently shared how she's been dealing with her loss in an Instagram post where she reflected on 144 days since her father's death.
"144 days - missed my Dad all day today, been feeling so frustrated at the state of my grief process - wishing I would get sent some kind of sign or feeling things are going to get better," she wrote on the caption of an Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument sign. "Got into my car in midtown and looked out the window and saw this literal sign my car was parked next to...[cactus]."