Meghan McCain and Ben Domenech tied the knot in November 2017, just a few weeks after her engagement announcement on “The View” and less than a year before Sen. John McCain died. In September 2020, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Liberty, ABC News reported. According to Meghan McCain’s Instagram, she and Domenech are each other’s rocks. However, The Federalist’s co-founder didn’t always feel strongly for McCain. That’s at least what was hinted at in June 2012.
On that occasion, Domenech shared a tweet that included a Mediaite article titled “How to score a date with ‘Sexy B*tch’ author Meghan McCain,” which came out after Meghan published “America, You Sexy B*tch: A Love Letter to Freedom.” In his retweet, Domenech wrote in all caps: “DO NOT WANT.” Considering McCain said in 2017 they had been dating for many years and the tweet was from five years prior, they must have met not too long after it.
It is difficult to determine the motivation behind the tweet as neither one of them has addressed it. However, as The Washington Post noted, McCain exhibits some progressive ideals regarding, for example, LGBTQ+ rights. In fact, back in 2012, U.S. News said McCain was a “Democrat” who “just doesn’t know it,” before listing several of her stances on issues ranging from climate change, to same-sex marriage and reproductive rights. As Showbiz Cheat Sheet pointed out, Domenech may have taken issue with McCain’s views then.