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22 Jun 2017 07:21 PM EST

-by Chanel Adams, Staff Writer; Image: Meghan McCain (Image Source: David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons)

Rumors surfaced that Senator John McCain was considering leaving the Republican party.

That doesn't seem to be the case. It seems like the rumor came from fake stories that seem to claim otherwise. The story was first reported on Washington Feed about McCain's rumored decision to leave the political party, according to The Florida Times-Union.

"Senator McCain has definitely renounced any affiliation with the Republican party," the report said.

It even quoted McCain saying, "I am and always will be opposed to Donald Trump. In fact, I've decided that any party that supports him supports the worst America has to offer. For that reason, I'm leaving the GOP and Caucusing [sic] as an independent with the Democrats."

The report stated that Sen. John McCain made this announcement on a recent episode of Fox and Friends. Fact-checking website FactCheck.org works with Facebook to report any fake news stories floating around the internet. Social media took notice of this story about John McCain and flagged the post, which has been since removed from the social media site. The senator has not left his own political party.

McCain's Senate website still refer to him as a Republican, along with his Twitter and Facebook pages. There have been no other reports about his departure. Rumors of McCain leaving the Republican party are not new, however—he previously denied reports that he considered switching over to the Democratic party 10 years ago. The Hill reported that McCain was considering leaving the Republican party back in 2007 after losing the Republican presidential nomination to George W. Bush. McCain denied the rumors.

"As I said in 2001, I never considered leaving the Republican party, period," he said in a statement released by his campaign, as The Hill later reported in 2007.

Meghan McCain, the daughter of the Arizona senator and host of Fox News' Outnumbered, is another proud member of the GOP. She also doesn't hold back when it comes to her opinions. McCain previously warned the Republican party and the White House about the 2018 midterm elections, which are quickly approaching. On an episode of Outnumbered, McCain said that if she worked in the White House, she would quote a phrase from HBO's hit series Game of Thrones and tell them, "Winter is coming."

"Midterms are coming," McCain stated. "And they're coming soon. And if you don't get this together pretty soon, you're going to have hell to pay coming up in a lot of these elections. Pass something, something that we can go to our constituents and say, 'Look, this is why you elected President Trump. He's making American great again. Because right now, it's Russia, Russia, Russia."

Meghan McCain previously called the GOP's decision to withdraw their health care bill "ridiculous." House Republicans decided to pull the American Health Care Act before it even appeared on the floor. The GOP is trying to dismantle and replace Obamacare behind the scenes since President Trump promised to do so throughout most of his election campaign. While McCain wasn't happy with the original bill, she lashed out at the Republicans for backing out at the last minute.

"To completely throw everything out without letting it go through the three stages that we were promised, I think it was ridiculous," McCain said on KTAR News 92.3 FM's Mac & Gaydos. "I was actually really surprised that they ended up pulling the bill at the last minute, just because it has been such a cornerstone promise for the last seven years, but especially the last two years."

While Meghan McCain is a supporter and defender of House Speaker Paul Ryan, she did not hold back on her frustrations with him. She explained distaste in his recent actions. While Meghan and John McCain are staunch Republicans, it's clear that they're not going to hold back when it comes to Trump and his administration.

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