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Meghan McCain Says She Loves Joe Biden, Implies He Has Her Vote

Meghan McCain and Joe Biden

The daughter of the late Republican Sen. John McCain says "it shouldn't take a rocket scientist" to figure out who she's supporting for president.

LGBTQ ally Meghan McCain, daughter of the late Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain, says "it shouldn't take a rocket scientist" to figure out who she's voting for in the presidential election.

That comment, which McCain made Wednesday night on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live, was a not-so-veiled statement of support for the presumptive Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, who served with John McCain in the Senate for years.

"There's one man who has made pain in my life a living hell and another man who has literally shepherded me through the grief process," Meghan McCain, a cohost of The View, told Cohen. Biden helped her throughout her father's struggle with cancer, which took his life in 2018, and has continued to be supportive, she noted. Biden and John McCain were close friends despite their political differences, and the former vice president delivered a eulogy at his colleague's funeral.

"I love him dearly," Meghan McCain said of Biden, and she noted that she had a long phone conversation with him a few days ago. When Cohen asked if her mother, Cindy McCain, would vote for Biden, she didn't give a direct answer but said Biden has been an integral part of her parents' lives. He and his wife, Jill, were the reason John and Cindy McCain met, on a trip to Hawaii, Meghan said. (Jill Biden encouraged John McCain to introduce himself to Cindy.)

Cindy McCain last year countered reports that she and her family planned to endorse Biden, saying she had no intention of getting involved in presidential politics. But Meghan made clear that her mother has no love for Trump and his clan. "They're always making my mom cry," she said.

Meghan often disagreed with her father on LGBTQ rights; she supported marriage equality and repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," which he did not. But his views shifted, and he eventually spoke out against Trump's ban on military service by transgender people.

Trump often criticized John McCain, who did not always toe the Republican Party line. Trump's jabs have included saying McCain was not really a war hero because he was captured in Vietnam. McCain was a prisoner of war for five years, during which he suffered severe beatings and other abuse. Trump notably avoided service in the Vietnam War -- and he was not an antiwar activist either.

Watch the interview below.

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