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Meghan McCain: Dad Lacked ‘Easy Choice’ on Trump

Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain, said on Tuesday that her father lacked an “easy choice” regarding Donald Trump and his offensive comments from 2005.

“This was not an easy choice by anybody’s standards,” Meghan McCain said Tuesday on Fox News’s “Outnumbered” regarding her father’s decision to withdraw his endorsement of Trump.

The Hill reports:

McCain said while her family respected voters, “I have spent a great deal of my life going to college campuses, speaking to young people, defending the fact that the Republican Party isn’t a sexist party, that this is a party for women.”

“When something like this comes out and the men don’t defend the conservative women, it becomes a larger issue,” McCain continued.

“Right now, it was a choice not only because of politics, because of character. And I slept very well on Saturday night after it happened,” she added.

John McCain, who is facing reelection, withdrew his endorsement of the GOP presidential nominee Saturday after audio emerged of Trump discussing failed sexual advances on a married woman and groping women without their consent in 2005.

The tape has divided Republicans less than a month from Election Day, with some ditching their support of Trump and others calling for his exit from the presidential race.

McCain, the 2008 Republican nominee, said that Trump’s behavior including “the disclosure of his demeaning comments about women and his boasts about sexual assaults, make it impossible to continue to offer even conditional support for his candidacy.”

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Monday also vowed he would neither campaign with nor defend Trump going forward.

Meghan McCain on Tuesday said Ryan faces a daunting task trying to keep the GOP majority in Congress while dealing with Trump.

“He is in a completely untenable situation. You want to talk about a scary situation? [Democratic presidential nominee] Hillary Clinton with the House and the Senate as well,” she said.

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