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Meghan McCain is leaving ‘The View.’ Here’s why

Meghan McCain will be leaving ‘The View’ soon

Co-host Meghan McCain during a broadcast of “The View.”
This image released by ABC shows co-host Meghan McCain during a broadcast of “The View” in New York on Oct. 8, 2018.
Lou Rocco/ABC via Associated Press

Meghan McCain announced Thursday she will be leaving the daily talk show “The View.”

McCain, who has been the conservative voice on the show, announced her decision at the beginning of Thursday’s program.

  • “I’m just going to rip the bandaid off,” McCain said, according to CNN. “I am here to tell all of you, my wonderful cohorts and viewers at home: This is going to be my last season here at ‘The View.’”

McCain said the decision was not easy to make. She said she will be on the show until the end of the current season, which ends at the end of July.

  • “On a professional note, this show is one of the hands-down greatest most exhilarating most wonderful privileges of my entire life,” McCain said.

A source with the show reportedly told Daily Mail that McCain did not want to stay on the show. Sources told Axios that ABC tried to keep her on the program, too. They wanted her to work in New York City, which is where the studio is located. But she lives in Washington.

  • “We have tried to keep her, but she is adamant that now is the right time for her to leave,” the source said.

McCain joined the show in 2017. She became the show’s “prominent conservative voice” and even became a conservative figure in the overall media, according to Fox News. She has often feuded with the liberal stars on the show, including Whoopi Goldeberg and Joy Behar.