Vowing to stay true to her conservative beliefs in the era of President Donald Trump, Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said the character of the Republican Party is "nebulous" and "seems to be gone."
"Something will come out of this in one way or the other, but I don't know if it going be the traditional Republican Party because Trump changed it so much, and it's not what I recognize anymore," McCain told CNN's "The Van Jones Show" on Saturday. "Its character seems to be gone."
Meghan McCain said she is not going to desert her political beliefs or party affiliation like some Never Trump Republicans have, however.
"Republicanism is so tied up with being for Trump, but I'm also not a Never Trumper," she said. "Trump didn't melt my brain, and I can still see the forest through the trees, and I didn't expunge all my conservative principles out of me."
Calling the character of her political party "nebulous," McCain said she is in survival mode in the party of Trump.
"I'm just trying to survive in a lot of different ways – and politically as well right now," ABC's "The View" cohost said. "But I'm not a liberal. I think it would be intellectually dishonest for me to go on TV and start espousing beliefs that I didn't believe in."
While she "understands Trump supporters," she does share resistance to him with doomsayers.
"Women like us are just trying to navigate this right now, because I understand Trump supporters," she said. "I understand why they voted for him. I also understand why people think he's tearing this country apart and end times are coming.
"There was a blood red moon a few days ago, which apparently is a symbol of the end of the world, and I was like, 'well, that seems about right, right now.'"
© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.