Meghan McCain, co-host of “The View,” is leaving the present. (Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images for Netflix)
Meghan McCain, the lone conservative voice on ABC’s each day speak present “The View,” advised viewers Thursday that she was leaving her co-host chair on the finish of the season this month.
McCain, the oldest daughter of the late Republican Sen. John McCain, has ceaselessly clashed with the opposite panelists on this system, particularly lengthy-timers Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar.
The most up-to-date instance occurred final week when McCain and Goldberg received right into a testy trade after McCain mentioned the press had gone straightforward on President Biden in contrast with its remedy of former White House occupant Donald Trump.
The two co-hosts apologized to one another on air once they returned from a business break.
In May, McCain became angered over how the panel condemned Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who in contrast a masks-carrying mandate within the Capitol to the Holocaust. McCain mentioned this system had not given comparable consideration to a spike in hate crimes in opposition to Jews that had been associated to pro-Palestinian protests.
McCain, 36, joined “The View” in October 2017. She had beforehand been a contributor on Fox News, the place she additionally spent 10 months as a co-host on its daytime present “Outnumbered.”
The job of conservative co-host on “The View” has been a revolving door in current years. McCain changed Abby Huntsman, one other daughter of a Republican politician, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, after Huntsman had been on this system for one 12 months. Jedediah Bila and Nicolle Wallace, now the host of her personal each day MSNBC program, additionally lasted a single season.
“The View,” created by ABC News journalist Barbara Walters in 1997, turned more of a political forum over the past decade, with politicians from each political sides showing in an effort to succeed in its predominantly feminine viewers within the mornings.
But as the nation has change into extra polarized, this system developed a fame for frequent on-digital camera flare-ups between the co-hosts, turning the present into a favourite matter for tabloids and gossip web sites.
The Daily Mail, which first reported that McCain would exit, mentioned the host had two years left on her contract with ABC.
This story initially appeared in Los Angeles Times.