Meghan McCain returned to The View on Monday with tears and an emotional thank you to America for their love and support after her father died.
On Monday, Meghan McCain returned to her job at ABC’s The View. And it was a tearjerker.
Meghan has been on a hiatus from the show since her father Senator John McCain died on August 25.
“From the very moment I left, there were people in the country, all races, all ages, all creeds, out there with American flags, waving, saluting, praying,” McCain said through tears. “Everyone. He would have loved it.”
Meghan said that the values her father “espoused through his career are the ideals of America.”
“I think there was a lot of talk of what died with him and I am here today to tell you, it didn’t,” she said. “It is a lie. I need us to remember that.”
“We can never surrender to what is happening in the country right now,” she said.
“I understand how divided and how scared a lot of people are, and it looks like the fabric of democracy is fraying,” she said. “We do not surrender. I’m not surrendering, you don’t do it either so you have to join me in not surrendering … because I’m still here fighting and I want all of you to fight with me.”
McCain also thanked Joe Biden and Joe Lieberman, who she called “the most wonderful men.”
“God is real, I wouldn’t be here without my faith, but I also wouldn’t be here without Joe Biden and Joe Lieberman,” she said. “Those two men have carried me through this experience and I just want to thank them for being uncles to me.”