Meghan McCain was sharply critical of Karl Rove during an interview with Larry King, going so far as to say she hates him and that he needs to apologize to her family.
The daughter of the 2008 Republican presidential nominee showed no love for the political commentator and said he is no longer a relevant political figure, according to a transcript of the interview from Ora.TV’s “PoliticKING with Larry King” that will air on Thursday night.
“I hate Karl Rove and I think he still needs to apologize to my family, which he has not done, for things that happened in 2000,” McCain said. “I think there was an era where Karl Rove was relevant and I don’t know why people still give him attention.”
Tensions between the McCains and Rove have been mounting since Sen. John McCain’s 2000 campaign in South Carolina. Rumors began to circulate that McCain had an illegitimate black child during his 2000 race, incorrectly labeling the senator’s adopted child from Bangladesh. Rove later denied that he had started the rumor, but that did not stop McCain from calling Rove a “pathetic excuse for a human being” in regards to the incident in her 2012 book “America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom.”