- The Washington Times - Friday, March 1, 2019

Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin blasted “the ghost of John McCain” and other moderate Republicans for being soft on illegal immigration during her speech Friday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.

“Sanctuary cities have metastasized and both parties are to blame,” Ms. Malkin told the crowd. “And yes, I’m looking at you, retired Paul Ryan. And yes, I’m looking at you, Mitch McConnell. And yes, I’m looking at you, Bush family.

“And yes, I’m looking at you, the ghost of John McCain,” she said, pointing to the sky, according to video taken at the event.

The line drew a wave of applause, some attendees even rising from their seats.

Mr. McCain, a combat veteran and longtime senator from Arizona, died last year after battling brain cancer. Meghan McCain, his outspoken daughter who co-hosts “The View,” has yet to weigh in on Ms. Malkin’s comments.

In her speech, Ms. Malkin argued that the unrelenting flow of immigrants illegally entering the country or overstaying their visas is threatening America’s greatness.

She also slammed the “GOP sellouts in bed with open borders” who “hijacked the tea party movement to shill for amnesty,” according to a transcript posted on her website.

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