Meghan McCain joins 'The View' as regular host

Posted September 29, 2017

It seems that the feisty daughter [VIDEO]of Senator McCain has landed a great gig with "The View".

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On Sept. 15, McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain is expected to start in early October, joining the panel of Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Paula Faris, and Sunny Hostin.

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McCain is reported to replace Jedidiah Bila as one of the leading panelists of the show.

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Conservative pundit Meghan McCain officially will take a seat at The View's table in the near future, our sister site Variety reports. The 32-year-old announced her exit from Fox News' "Outnumbered", which she had co-hosted since November, on September 15, stating that she was "leaving to focus on other things". Like her father, she often deviates from the GOP line on issues, including same-sex marriage and climate change. While ABC refused to comment, an insider claims that the decision to tap McCain to join the show is because the ABC show needs a stronger conservative voice following Elisabeth Hasselbeck's exit back in 2013. Sherri Shepherd departed a few months later and then Rosie O'Donnell returned for one season, which was followed by a slew of brief stints by Nicolle Wallace, Rosie Perez, Raven Symone, Michelle Collins, Candace Cameron Bure, and most recently, Bila. At that time, "The View" frequently made headlines for in-show fighting between co-hosts over different political views. Bila asked the former presidential candidate a tough question and referred to her as "tone deaf", inspiring conspiracy theories that ABC had fired the host over the exchange.