Meghan McCain flies home to be at father's side as she defends him against ...

Meghan McCain has returned home to Arizona to be with her ailing father Senator John McCain just hours after expressing outrage over an old blog post by Joy Reid depicting him as a killer.

‘Going home to Arizona to be with my family - will be back on The View [on] Monday,’ Meghan McCain tweeted on Thursday.

‘Thank you again to everyone for sending some much love and support to my father, it truly means a lot.

‘And thank you for the compassion and understanding at this moment in time.’

Senator John McCain has been at home in recent weeks while undergoing treatment for an aggressive form of malignant brain cancer.

Meghan McCain (right) has returned home to Arizona to be with her ailing father Senator John McCain (left) just hours after expressing outrage over an old blog post by Joy Reid depicting him as a killer

Meghan McCain (right) has returned home to Arizona to be with her ailing father Senator John McCain (left) just hours after expressing outrage over an old blog post by Joy Reid depicting him as a killer

After tweeting about her return home, Meghan McCain expressed outrage over a BuzzFeed story about MSNBC host Joy Reid’s blog post from over a decade ago.

The post contains a doctored image showing Senator John McCain’s head superimposed on the body of Seung-Hui Cho, the shooter who massacred 33 people on the campus of Virginia Tech University in April 2007.

Reid attached the image onto a blog post titled ‘Baghdad John Strikes Again,’ which criticized McCain for claiming that he would ‘follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell.’

McCain was at the time the Republican Party’s nominee for the presidency.

After tweeting about her return home, Meghan McCain expressed outrage over a BuzzFeed story about MSNBC host Joy Reid’s blog post from over a decade ago

After tweeting about her return home, Meghan McCain expressed outrage over a BuzzFeed story about MSNBC host Joy Reid’s blog post from over a decade ago

The post contains a doctored image showing Senator John McCain’s head superimposed on the body of Seung-Hui Cho, the shooter who massacred 33 people on the campus of Virginia Tech University in April 2007

The post contains a doctored image showing Senator John McCain’s head superimposed on the body of Seung-Hui Cho, the shooter who massacred 33 people on the campus of Virginia Tech University in April 2007

The above image of the Virginia Tech shooter was the one used in the photoshopped image of McCain

The above image of the Virginia Tech shooter was the one used in the photoshopped image of McCain

Meghan McCain was outraged over the blog post about her father from 2007

Meghan McCain was outraged over the blog post about her father from 2007

Reid wrote the post in response to comments McCain made at a campaign stop in a New Hampshire gun factory.

McCain told workers at the factory: ‘I will follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell and I will shoot

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