Rep. Liz Cheney tried to explain torture to Sen. John McCain.

And Meghan McCain, the Arizona Republican’s daughter, wasn’t having it.

This week, John McCain called on the Senate to closely examine the background of Gina Haspel, the CIA director nominee, over her involvement with programs that used brutal interrogation techniques on detainees in U.S. custody.

Cheney, a Wyoming Republican and daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney, replied that the programs had saved lives and appeared to accuse the senator of slander.

Meghan McCain wouldn’t let that stand.

And for understandable reasons: John McCain was tortured while he was held prisoner 5½ years during the Vietnam War. He’s been a critic of torture ever since.