Van Susteren made headlines earlier this year when she announced that she planned to boycott the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner because comedian Louis C.K. was headlining the event. She also encouraged her colleagues to do the same. She called C.K. "a pig" who uses "filthy language" to "denigrate women." C.K. later pulled out as host of the event.
McCain seemed to find Van Susteren's decision to invite Lohan confusing.
Van Susteren and her husband are somewhat known for inviting big names to the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Over the years, their guests have ranged from Ozzy Ozbourne to Kim Kardashian.