After 4 seasons on the hit speak present, co-host Meghan McCain announced her exit from The View on this morning’s episode. The conservative co-host, who first joined the ABC sequence in 2017, shall be leaving the present on the finish of this month, she revealed to her co-hosts and View viewers.
“This was not an easy decision,” McCain mentioned, explaining that the pandemic factored into her resolution to go away. “It took a lot of thought and counsel and prayer and talking to my family and my close friends,” she mentioned. “And you know, look: Covid has changed the world for all of us and it changed the way at least, for me, the way I am looking at life, the way I am living my life, the way I want my life to look like.”
With McCain stepping away from The View to spend extra time within the D.C. space together with her household, followers are already speculating who could possibly be subsequent to take her newly empty spot on the favored sequence. After the information broke this morning, Twitter lit up with doable recommendations, starting from Randy Rainbow to Yvette Nicole Brown, however with most viewers suggesting a fellow conservative to fill the empty seat.
One title that popped up most frequently was Ana Navarro, the republican political strategist who often fills in on The View when co-hosts like McCain or Whoopi Goldberg are out. While Navarro has spent loads of time on The View, she additionally works CNN, ABC News, and extra. “I tuned in just to confirm this was true and I’m so excited that I will be able to watch my favorite talk show once again. Now please bring Ana on permanently,” one fan wrote.
Others steered the controversial writer and conservative political commentator Candace Owens could possibly be up for the spot. Owens, who has been wrapped up in scandals for remarks she’s made prior to now about Black Lives Matter protestors, abortion, and immigration, could be a daring and disruptive decide for the present, a degree loads of viewers made whereas speculating she could possibly be on the record of McCain’s potential replacements.
“The View should invite Candace Owens as a conservative voice–it’d be a ratings boon but I’d definitely tune in for the sh*t show and drama of it all!” one wrote.
Another replied, “Candace would be the absolutely WORST choice… I would never watch the show if she was a regular co-host on The View and then I’d be saying ‘Bring Back Meghan.’”
Other names floating round included Tomi Lahren, the previous TV host and pro-Trump political commentator, or former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany. Some even known as out different followers for celebrating McCain’s exit, arguing one of many girls could possibly be subsequent in her seat.
“Y’all celebrating Meghan McCain leaving The View like Tomi Lahren isn’t gonna be the replacement,” one tweeted.
While ABC has but to announce a substitute for McCain, she’s going to stay on the present by means of the tip of the month, wrapping up her four-season run when July involves an in depth. In a press release launched after McCain’s announcement this morning, ABC News expressed assist for her resolution.
“For the past four years, Meghan McCain has brought her fierce determination and vast political knowledge and experience to The View. She recently came to us with her decision to depart the show at the end of this season, a difficult choice that she made for her and her family that we respect and understand,” they wrote. “We wish the best for Meghan as she plans her next chapter, and thank her for the passion and unique voice that she shared with us and our viewers each day.”
The View airs weekdays at 11/10c on ABC.