The official Twitter account registered to the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire came under some pretty intense criticism this past Friday for trying to suggest that people should be celebrating the death of the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ) as if it were a national holiday.
The account highlighted a photo taken at the funeral of the late senator, which highlighted his daughter Meghan McCain standing over the casket of her father in tears, and chose to capture the scene with just two small words: “Happy Holidays.”
Happy Holidays pic.twitter.com/ueTMW3Dgcj
— Libertarian Party NH (@LPNH) August 25, 2022
Meghan McCain was quick to respond to the insane statement with a series of tweets of her own, the first of which took aim at the platform itself for allowing such a direct and hateful tweet to remain up and posted on the platform. “This is hideous – even by Twitter’s standards,” she expressed.
She then turned her ire on to the culprits, the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire, more directly by saying, “This is the official twitter account of the state of New Hampshire’s Libertarian political party. I really fear for the future of the world and how we have come to treat each other — especially on social media. I hope no one ever does anything like this to any of you.”
This is the official twitter account of the state of New Hampshire’s Libertarian political party.
I really fear for the future of the world and how we have come to treat each other – especially on social media.
I hope no one ever does anything like this to any of you. https://t.co/ioIjq3kxv0
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August 26, 2022
“I’m actually sadly used to this type of thing – my public grief and pain have become something comedians make YouTube videos about as ‘comedy.’ The worst part is what this does for other people in severe pain and grief – god forbid anyone displays it publicly and its documented,” she stated.
She finished her string of posts by speaking about the photo itself, and anyone else who might be feeling a similar type of pain that was found there. “This photo is the most pain I’ve ever been in — physically, emotionally — worse than any moment of childbirth. I thought it was going to kill me. But I didn’t and it made me the woman I am today. I’m made of steel. To anyone who feels like I did here, it passes, I truly promise,” she stated, going further, “I promise anyone who is in the horrific, iron gripped jaws of grief — with time it gets softer and less intense. That’s it for tonight but I’m just not going to be harassed for being sad at my dads casket or let anyone else feel ashamed of their pain. The world deserves better.”
January Walker, a Utah Congressional candidate, chimed in, “Politics is cruel, but there’s no reason to perpetuate cruelty against each other.”
“This is classless, cruel, subhuman garbage What the f*** is wrong with you?” exclaimed Alex Plitsas, an army vet.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) chimed in, and refused to hold back, stating: “This is why the libertarian party gets 1 percent. They have no soul it seems. Good luck pretending your twitter was hacked, Satan club.”