Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain, has officially joined “The View”. She joined the panel on Monday, Oct. 9, alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Paula Faris and Sunny Hostin.
She replaced Jedediah Bila, who served as the conservative-leaning panelist on the show and left last week after a year on the show. Upon announcing her departure, Behar told Bila on-air, “It’s great to have you here. We need someone [who] disagrees… It has never been personal and that has been good for the show.”
McCain herself just recently left Fox News, where she was a contributor and served as a co-host on the network’s show, “Outnumbered”.
The new co-host will also contribute to ABC’s other programs, including “Good Morning America” and “This Week”.
“I’m honoured and proud to be part of such an iconic show with a diverse, smart, strong and
interesting group of women,” said McCain in a statement obtained by ET Canada.
“I’ve been a fan of the show for many years,” she continued. “So taking my seat at that table is definitely a career highlight!”
John McCain congratulated his daughter on Twitter and asserted how proud the family was of her.
The 32-year-old, who has reportedly described herself as a Republican with liberal views on social issues, could be facing off with Goldberg, who told ET in May that she would be staying on the show “for as long as I need to be.”
“This new administration’s so inept, [it] makes it hard to walk away,” she said. “But, you know, the women are good and the table is settled and, you know, it’ll be fine. It’ll all be fine.”
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