Meghan McCain has threatened to leave
the Republican Party over social issues, including gay rights.
McCain, the daughter of Arizona Senator
John McCain, told the GOP to “wake up” in a Daily Beast
“Last Tuesday, Mitt Romney lost –
and he lost big,” McCain
wrote. “As Republicans, we lost again. I felt sad, exhausted,
beaten down, and heartbroken. It was the first time that I
considered that the Republican Party, which I love so much, might
“For the last four years, I've been
calling for Republicans to stop concentrating on social issues”
such as abortion and gay rights, she said.
“Times are changing. … It's
possible to maintain the core values of this party and evolve when it
comes to social issues. Quite frankly, I don't see any other path to
“We can and we must evolve. I don't
know exactly how yet, but I for one am ready to spend the next four
years helping us get there.”
“If I don't see some changes in the
next four years, I'm going to consider registering as an independent
in 2016,” she concluded.
McCain joins leadership of conservative gay marriage group.)