04/11/2013 09:06 am ET | Updated Jun 11, 2013

Meghan McCain Attacks Ann Coulter For Joking About Her Murder

Meghan McCain condemned Ann Coulter on Thursday after the conservative provocateur joked about her being murdered in a recent column.

Coulter, who has tangled with McCain many times in the past, made the joke in a piece on Wednesday:

Obama has been draping himself in families of the children murdered in Newtown.

MSNBC's Martin Bashir suggested that Republican senators need to have a member of their families killed for them to support the Democrats' gun proposals. (Let's start with Meghan McCain!)

That wasn't, strictly speaking, quite an accurate reading of Bashir's comments, as New York's Daily Intel pointed out, but McCain took notice and issued a stream of tweets condemning the piece:

Apparently Ann Coulter made a joke about me being killed in a recent column. I should expect nothing less but disgusted regardless.

-- Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) April 11, 2013

A little perspective this morning. People like ann coulter are part of the past and only live to spread hate and negativity. I literally

-- Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) April 11, 2013

couldn't imagine living a life that seems so void of love, compassion, and perspective. Basically I get to wake up every day wanting to make

-- Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) April 11, 2013

this world a better place and people like her want to make it a worse place. I feel blessed to have not grown to be a person like that.

-- Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) April 11, 2013

McCain's mother, Cindy McCain, also got in on the act:

Ann Coulter have one of your family members threatened. See how you feel!. Apparently Ann Coulter (cont)

-- Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) April 11, 2013

Fox Nation, which excerpted Coulter's piece, appeared to have deleted its story.