Country legend Johnny Cash's daughter ROSANNE has taken aim at John Rich for suggesting her father would be a John McCain voter at a U.S. presidential campaign rally.
Rich, who is a big fan of the Republican, recently stated, "I'm sure Johnny Cash would have been a John MCCain supporter if he was still around," at a recent campaign stop, and the remark has upset the late star's kin.
In a statement, Rosanne Cash says, "It is appalling to me that people still want to invoke my father's name, five years after his death, to ascribe beliefs, ideals, values and loyalties to him that cannot possibly be determined, and to try to further their own agendas by doing so.
"I knew my father pretty well, at least better than some of those who entitle themselves to his legacy and his supposed ideals, and even I would not presume to say publicly what I know he thought or felt.
"This is especially dangerous in the case of political affiliation. It is unfair and presumptuous to use him to bolster any platform. I would ask that my father not be co-opted in this election for either side, since he is clearly not here to defend or state his own allegiance."