Coulter Jokes on Gun Deaths: 'Start With Meghan McCain'

McCains really aren't amused by 'despicable' joke

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 11, 2013 11:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – There's no love lost between Ann Coulter and Meghan McCain, but this may be their biggest spat yet. It all started with Coulter's latest column, which focused on gun control, Mediaite reports. Coulter 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!)"

Needless to say, this did not sit well with the McCain family. "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," McCain tweeted, adding that she was "disgusted" even though she "should expect nothing less" from Coulter. McCain's mom Cindy also chimed in on Twitter, calling Coulter "despicable," "crazy," and "sick." Salon notes that Fox News removed the offending Coulter column from its site after the brouhaha erupted.

Ann Coulter gestures while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington,  Friday, Feb. 10, 2012.
Ann Coulter gestures while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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