Host Megan McCain bids farewell to the talkshow “The View” after 4 years

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On Friday Megan McCain bid adieu to ABC daytime show “The View”, for whom she was a co-host for four years.

“The View” is the long-running chat show and her last day comprised of discussions on whether or not it is justifiable to break off friendships over a refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a conversation with U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema, McCain mother, Cindy McCain who is a nominee for US Ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture also visited her daughter on her last day.

Paul Ryan who the former speaker of the House also gave a special sendoff message to Rachel. The show also offered a clip package of some of McCain’s biggest moments from her time on the series.

McCain closed out the show saying by thanking her co-hosts for her time on the show. “You women have been so incredible to work with. The crew, the producers, everyone works so hard,” she said. “And honestly, the audience giving me four years to give my opinion and show my perspective. This has been a really wild ride the past four years of my life. It’s been honestly the best of times and the worst of times in all ways on and off this show. It’s been a really incredible liberating experience. I will always cherish the time I spent with all of you.”

McCain first announced that she was leaving the show in July. “I am here to tell all of you … that it is going to be my last season here at ‘The View;” McCain said at the time. “This was not an easy decision. COVID has changed the world for all of us. And it changed the way I’m living my life.”As per Variety, the news of her leaving came after McCain had moved to Washington D.C. during the pandemic, become a new mother to her baby Liberty and was filming the show remotely.

At the time of announcing her leave, McCain still had two years left of her contract. She asked ABC executives to release her from her deal, as she did not want to move back to New York City for in-person filming.

McCain shared the panel with co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines. She is the second longest-running conservative to co-host the program after Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who was on “The View” from 2003-2013.

 

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