Meghan McCain, in her return to "The View" following the death of Sen. John McCain, remembered her father Monday as a man full of important ideals that she said still exist throughout the country.
"It made me so inspired that the ideals that my father espoused through his career are the ideals of America," she said, fighting back tears after an emotional welcome from her co-hosts.
"I think there was a lot of talk about what died with him. And I am here to tell you: it didn't. It is alive, and I need us to remember that," she continued. "He believed in American exceptionalism. He believed that America is the greatest country in the history of the world."
McCain said that her father "would have loved" the tributes that were paid to him throughout the state of Arizona before he was laid to rest in Maryland.
She also thanked her co-hosts for their support of her family and her father, telling Whoopi Goldberg that the Arizona Republican loved her.
"My father loved you, he loved you," she told Goldberg before receiving a tight hug from the comedian.
"You are my family, he loved you and you wanted me to come back here, which is why I'm here," she said.
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