There will soon be one vacant seat on ‘The View,’ because Meghan McCain has announced her departure from the long-running talkshow.
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Ahead of today’s broadcast, rumblings gained volume about a possible exit for the controversial panelist.
And a short while later she confirmed the news on-air. Watch:
Speaking on her rationale for leaving, she explained:
“This was not an easy decision. It took a lot of thought and counsel and prayer and talking to my family and close friends.
Covid-19 has changed the world for all of us. It’s changed the way I’m looking at my life, the way I’m living my life, the way I want my life to look like.”
There were no mentions of her increasingly intense spars with co-stars such as Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar. Instead, McCain went on to stress that she preferred living full-time in Washington (which she has been doing since the start of the global health crisis).
A political polarizer and a verbal firestarter, McCain’s on-air showdowns with her fellow panelists routinely made headlines.
That will all end when her tenure on the show does at the end of July.