Meghan McCain revealed that Joy Behar was the ultimate catalyst for leaving The View.
The former morning show co-host explained on The Commentary Magazine Podcast on Thursday that Behar’s reaction to her return from maternity leave in January 2021 after the birth of her daughter, Liberty, made her realize the job wasn’t worth it.
“I finally went back to the show, and the day I went back to the show, Joy Behar said on the air, ‘Nobody missed you, we didn’t miss you, you shouldn’t have come back,'” McCain, 37 , remembered.
“And I… I started to cry hysterically. Sorry gentlemen, I know, I started breastfeeding and started crying.”
McCain said she went back to her office and threw up before calling her brother, who convinced her to leave the ABC talk show.
“I didn’t feel supported when I had my baby, and I didn’t feel supported to come back, and in the end that was it,” she added. “That’s why I left!”
Since she left in July 2021, the conservative personality has spoken vocally about her negative experience on the show, especially when it came to Behar, 79, and Whoopi Goldberg.
“The thing with Whoopi, though, is that she delivers so much power in culture and television, and once she turns on you, it can create unfathomable tension at the table,” McCain said in her audio memoir, Bad Republican.
“I found her overt disdain for me more and more difficult to manage over the years and became more frequent. Every now and then, when the show’s political discourse got into an area she found off-putting, Whoopi interrupted me, sometimes loudly.’
Alyssa Farah Griffin and Ana Navarro have just been announced as McCain’s replacements on The View.
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