There has been a push from some viewers of “The View” to have Meghan McCain replaced on the show, but she told Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” on Wednesday that she has no plans to leave any time soon. And if she does decide it’s time to go, she’ll make it very clear to the fans.
“First of all, if I was going to resign, there would be no crypticism about it. I would be like, ‘I’m out.’ Like it would not be like a long, drawn-out thing,” McCain insisted.
She then said that what would make her leave is if co-host Whoopi Goldberg decided to go.
“If she leaves, I go,” she said. “Like, Whoopi is the anchor of the show and my life there and she always picks us up when we’re down. But if she jumps, I jump. Whoopi, I adore her and I need her as the moderator.”
One “The View” panelist who did leave was Abby Huntsman, who left the show to work on her dad’s political campaign for governor of Utah.
McCain addressed their somewhat rocky relationship.
“Abby and I have been friends for over 10 years,” she said. “Our parents were friends in politics, we worked at Fox together. Part of the reason she came to The View is because we were friends. We are still very good friends. We are very close. I just talked to her yesterday morning. She’s campaigning with her dad. I think she was genuinely conflicted about her dad running for governor and her not helping, and that is the reason why she left.”
McCain then admitted, “We did get in a fight, which is a very small fight and a friend fight. And all friendships have ups and downs.”
“It was sort of bizarre for me, and I think bizarre for her, to have — the fact that we got in one fight the two years that we worked together on the show, to be put under dissection in the media, to be weaponized.”
McCain said that she was able to forgive Huntsman after she apologized to her off-air.
“She was having a bad day and we talked about it that night and the next day,” said McCain. “You know, it’s live TV and it’s really intense, stressful times for everyone and I adore her. She apologized off air, she apologized on air. We all f— up on the show. It’s live, it’s every day and I forgive her, I love her.”