On Tuesday's "Politics Nation," Meghan McCain criticized conservatives who she said had attacked her after she tweeted supportive messages about Sandra Fluke, the woman called a "slut" by Rush Limbaugh for her support of birth control.
McCain met Fluke at MSNBC's White House Correspondents Dinner party on Saturday. She tweeted a photo of the two of them, writing, "My fav meeting of the night, the very brave and badass Sandra Fluke!"
McCain told Sharpton that both she and Fluke "have been through experiences where we have been lightning rods in the media. I'd been called a slut. I've been called disgusting and fat and all the things she had been called by Rush Limbaugh. There aren't that many women on the planet that can relate to having you name and your body be caused as a media firestorm."
She said that, following her tweet, she received substantial pushback from conservatives.
"It was tweet after tweet after tweet," she said. "Michelle Malkin, the conservative commentator, went on an absolute manic rampage attacking both of us. She is a woman who is in the media that claims to support other women, unless of course when it's me and Sandra Fluke bonding together."
She responded to McCain's comments on Wednesday, writing, "'Cuz gigglesnorting on Twitter = #absolutemanicrampage."