Meghan McCain 'surprised' White House official not fired over comment about John McCain's health

The View co-host's father is fighting brain cancer.

His daughter today addressed Sadler, "Kelly, there's a little news flash ... We're all dying. I'm dying; you're dying. We're all dying."

Meghan McCain also spoke about her family's reaction to Sadler's comments. "Don't feel bad for me or my family. We're really strong," she said.

"There's so much more love and prayer and amazing energy being generated toward us than anything negative at all," McCain said. "And I feel so blessed. My dad's actually doing really well right now, and I believe in the power of prayer and I think it's helping."

She added, "Since my dad's been diagnosed - it's almost a year, July 19, I really feel like I understand the meaning of life, and it is not how you die. It is how you live, and I always have had something to believe in. My dad's about character and bipartisanship and something greater than yourself and believing in this country and believing in the fact that we as Americans can still come together, and that's something I grew up in and feeds me every day."

"I'm not scared of death anymore. I'm just not," she said.

"I guess the fish stinks from the head because it's easy to say something like that and not think, 'Ooh, that is a wrongheaded comment,'" Goldberg said.

"Unfortunately, you are under someone who does this, and this was not the only despicable thing done," Goldberg said.

This is not the first time that co-host McCain has had to respond to disparaging comments about her father's health in recent months.

The conversation on "The View" today also touched on comments made by an interview guest on a Fox Business Network program, who called the senator "a songbird," in reference to the torture he underwent during his years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

Meghan McCain responded, "At some point when you're tortured everyone breaks."

"My father’s legacy will be talked about for hundreds and hundreds of years," McCain said. "These people? Nothing burgers.”