Meghan McCain, daughter of late Arizona political icon John McCain, announced on the air Thursday that she is leaving her gig as the primary conservative voice on “The View.”
The 36-year-old told viewers she is moving on from the long-running ABC daytime talk show at the end of July.
[email protected] announces her departure from @TheView at the end of the show’s season, saying “this was not an easy decision.”
“I’m just eternally grateful to have had this opportunity here so, seriously, thank you from the absolute bottom of my heart.” https://t.co/ZiP1UTs2xu pic.twitter.com/eLuEAJ4KLT
— The View (@TheView) July 1, 2021
“This was not an easy decision,” said McCain, who joined “The View” in October 2017. “It took a lot of thought and counsel and prayer.”
She said her late father urged her to take the job.
“I didn’t want to join the show. … It was my dad who encouraged me to do it,” she said.
“He said that I could never give up an opportunity to work on such an iconic show and to work with Whoopi Goldberg, and he was right. It was one of the last things he told me to do before he died.”
A senior ABC employee who spoke to CNN in 2019 said McCain was “miserable” at the network.
McCain’s conflicts with her hosts have gone viral on social media, generating numerous headlines in tabloids over the years.
Many Twitter users celebrated the news while others shared their “favorite worst” McCain hair styles.
Lmao kinda gonna miss the lewks tho pic.twitter.com/GyqHOvjUAh
— Gibson Johns (@gibsonoma) July 1, 2021
Meghan McCain is leaving #TheView, thank God.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) July 1, 2021
Meghan McCain is leaving The View.
Let’s all give a moment of silence to the worst hair on television. pic.twitter.com/0jD4JxP8lr
— Jack Cocchiarella (@JDCocchiarella) July 1, 2021
Meghan McCain is leaving The View to continue her lifes work of demanding to speak with the manager. pic.twitter.com/5zt7hWa0Vm
— 💀DeathMetalViking💀 (@DeathMetalV) July 1, 2021
In honor of Meghan McCain leaving The View here’s my favorite picture of her time on the show. The morning after Democrats won control of the Senate. #TheView pic.twitter.com/IRXjXohQov
— Rob #AbolishTheFillibuster (@RealityRobbed) July 1, 2021