Meghan McCain is calling it quits at The View after four contentious seasons. She announced the move on Thursday’s show, with two years left on her contract. “We have tried to keep her, but she is adamant that now is the right time for her to leave,” a source told the Daily Mail, which broke the news of her departure. “She will finish at the end of July 2021.” Over the years, McCain, the daughter of late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), has frequently sparred with the more liberal co-hosts on the daytime talk show, particularly Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar. She also made it a habit to repeatedly invoke her father. According to the Mail, McCain hadn’t yet discussed her departure with her on-air colleagues before the news broke.
In a statement, ABC wished the exiting rountable antagonist well: “For the past four years, Meghan McCain has brought her fierce determination and vast political knowledge and experience to The View. She recently came to us with her decision to depart the show at the end of this season, a difficult choice that she made for her and her family that we respect and understand. We wish the best for Meghan as she plans her next chapter, and thank her for the passion and unique voice that she shared with us and our viewers each day.”