Meghan McCain and Ann Coulter are two Republican women who don't exactly see eye to eye. McCain called Coulter "offensive, radical, insulting and confusing all at the same time," in a 2009 Daily Beast article, while Coulter once compared her to Tiger Woods' mistress.
Coulter reinvigorated their feud with a since-deleted Fox News blog post called "Liberals Go Crazy for the Mentally Ill," in which she wrote:
"MSNBC's Martin Bashir suggested that Republican senators need to have a member of their families killed for them to support the Democrats' gun proposals. (Let's start with Meghan McCain!)."
The offending quip refers to Martin Bashir's interview with Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., whose nephew was lethally shot in 2011.
McCain and her mother responded in a series of tweets on Wednesday and Thursday. People like Coulter "only live to spread hate and negativity," McCain said.
Apparently Ann Coulter made a joke about me being killed in a recent column. I should expect nothing less but disgusted regardless.— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) April 11, 2013
"I literally couldn't imagine living a life that seems so void of love, compassion, and perspective, McCain added. "Basically I get to wake up every day wanting to make this world a better place and people like her want to make it a worse place. I feel blessed to have not grown to be a person like that."
My father is a very famous politician. My family gets a lot of threats. Joking about me being killed really isn't funny or appropriate.— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) April 11, 2013
Her mother Cindy got into the fray with a few tweets defending her daughter.
"Ann Coulter needs to get a life!" she said. "Ann Coulter have one of your family members threatened. See how you feel!"
Ann Coulter have one of your family members threatened. See how you feel!. Apparently Ann Coulter (cont) tl.gd/lhbufq— Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) April 11, 2013