Kumail Nanjiani is waving the white flag after a Twitter spat with Meghan McCain, telling the daughter of Sen. John McCain “the world would be a better place” with more politicians like the Arizona Republican.
The 40-year-old comedian tweeted over the weekend on the heels of a revelation first reported by The Hill that White House special assistant Kelly Sadler said during a private meeting that McCain’s opposition to Gina Haspel’s nomination for CIA director “doesn’t matter” because “he’s dying anyway.”
Nanjiani tweeted he had wished McCain was “offended and vocal when vile stuff was said about other people.”
McCain, 81, was diagnosed with brain cancer last year.
Meghan McCain, a 33-year-old co-host on ABC’s “The View,” fired back at the “Silicon Valley” star’s comment, pointing to an example of when McCain stood up “against bigotry.”
But on Monday, the two appeared to resolve the online war of words, with “The Big Sick” star Nanjiani tweeting “the world would be a better place” with more politicians like McCain.