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NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan McCain, whose outspoken conservative views have frequently led to verbal fireworks and compelling television on ABC’s “The View,” said Thursday that she is quitting the daytime talk show after four years.
McCain, daughter of the late Arizona Sen. John McCain, announced on the air that she would leave after the show’s season ends in late July.
“I will be here another month, so if you still want to fight a little more, we have four more weeks,” McCain said.
The 36-year-old commentator is usually the only conservative voice among the cast of five women, and not afraid to mix it up when she disagrees with them. In the past two months, for example, she’s had contentious exchanges with lead host Whoopi Goldberg and frequent foil Joy Behar.
“This was not an easy decision,” she said. “It took a lot of thought and counsel and prayer.”
ABC News said in a statement that it respected and understood her decision, and thanked McCain for her “fierce determination and vast political knowledge and experience.”
Like her father, she’s no big fan of former President Donald Trump. But her job often compelled her to explain to her co- hosts what people who supported Trump were thinking.
Behar noted after McCain’s announcement that they’ve had their fights but also some interesting drinking sessions.
“I have really, really appreciated the fact that you were a formidable opponent in many ways and that you spoke your mind,” Behar said. “You’re no snowflake, missy.”