Meghan McCain's Most Explosive Moments on 'The View'

Meghan McCain began co-hosting duties on The View in 2017, taking time out to have her first child, Liberty, in 2020. During that time, she and her co-hosts have not been shy in disagreeing.

However, those big blow-ups will be a thing of the past as McCain has announced her departure from the show.

Speaking on The View on July 1, McCain announced she would be leaving the show to remain in Washington, D.C., where she moved during the pandemic before the birth of her daughter.

She explained how she was convinced to take part in the show by her father, the late Senator John McCain, and expressed her admiration for her fellow co-hosts, who she dubbed "the most talented" broadcasters in the business.

McCain said: "I wish nothing but continued success and good wishes and good luck to all of you on this show and I'm eternally grateful to have had this opportunity here, so thank you from the absolute bottom of my heart."

She then joked she would "fight a little bit more" for her remaining weeks on the show, and will exit when the season ends at the end of July.

ABC released a statement in conjunction with McCain's announcement, which said: "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."

Before her announcement, McCain had some run-ins with her fellow co-hosts, and in some instances their disagreements have turned into full-on arguments, sometimes resulting in McCain being cut-off for an ad-break.

Meghan McCain vs, Joy Behar on President Trump

Even as recently as January 2021 McCain and her co-host Joy Behar were fighting.

One of the most explosive moments came when, in a discussion on divisions in the Republican Party, McCain interrupted Behar.

While it started out as a simple interruption, Behar was furious and kept exclaiming: "I'm talking!"

Eventually, McCain joked how Behar "missed her" while she was on maternity leave, to which Behar replied: "I did not miss you."

McCain then replied by calling her response "nasty," before Whoopi Goldberg quickly handed the mic on to someone else.

Meghan McCain Discusses Antisemitism

REP. GREENE SLAMMED OVER HOLOCAUST REMARKS: The co-hosts react to Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene comparing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s mask mandates on the House floor to the Holocaust.

— The View (@TheView) May 24, 2021

In a discussion about Marjorie Taylor-Greene, a Republican who compared mask-wearing to the Holocaust, McCain's response was filled with anger.

However, her anger was partly based on the fact Taylor-Greene's comments were being discussed rather than other examples of antisemitism in the world.

After listing a whole range of examples and speaking of her feelings about Taylor-Greene, she said: "I would love if the energy which is being put on one crazy woman in Congress, and by the way, if she is the face of the Republicans, then The Squad is the face of the Democrats.

"I would love the Democrats to put that same type of energy into what's happening on the left because quite frankly, this is how people get red-pilled.

"They get red-pilled because of the bias in the media. People don't want The Squad to look bad, they just want Marjorie Taylor to look bad."

At this, Goldberg let out a sigh and moved the segment on.

Meghan McCain vs Whoopi Goldberg on Women's March

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PHOTOS ON INSTAGRAM: The co-hosts react to the recent #ChallengeAccepted campaign on social media and question the impact that it can have.

— The View (@TheView) July 28, 2020

In July 2020, McCain and Goldberg had a disagreement, and though they both tried to keep calm, it sparked news outlets trying to find "the receipts" some time later.

In their discussion on the Women's March, McCain expressed how she felt a conservative woman had no place in the event, and alleged women how were pro-life were "told to stay home."

She also made reference to an interview from 2019 on The View, where she discussed Women's March founder Tamika Mallory's connections to Islamic leader Louis Farrakhan, who has expressed antisemitic views.

Goldberg corrected her on her assertion that both women on the show had connections to Farrakhan, to which McCain said Goldberg was "not there" or able to comment.

Goldberg refuted this, saying she was part of the interview as well, and the two women began arguing over the point.

Meghan McCain Spoils Game of Thrones Finale

For those who have not yet seen the final episode of Game of Thrones, look away now.

On an episode of The View back in May 2019, McCain spoke of her disappointment at the ending of the HBO show after giving "eight years of my life" to watching it.

She expressed her anger at Bran Stark's ending within the show, which saw him rule over the Seven Kingdoms.

McCain wished it had been "the mother of dragons" instead, but her accidental spoiler saw her co-hosts throw their head in their hands, with Goldberg even walking off set.

But Goldberg laughed as she returned, with McCain exclaiming: "It's all over the internet!"

Meghan McCain Slams Identity Politics

Meghan McCain: "We’ve only had one Asian American host co-host host this show. Does that mean one of us should be leaving because there’s not enough representation? We're talking about -- is identity politics more important than the qualifications for the job?"

— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) March 24, 2021

In March 2021, McCain was at it again with her strong views, talking about how identity politics has meant race or gender comes before qualifications in job interviews.

She also questioned whether, given only one Asian American has been a co-host on The View, she would have to give up her job.

McCain said: "We're going to a place where even if people need money, even if people are qualified to get into Ivy Leagues, race and gender is more important than your skill qualifications, the content of your character.

"It is not what Martin Luther King Jr. preached. I think this is a very, very slippery slope...

"The View is 25 years old next year, we've only had one Asian American host co-host this show. Does that mean one of us should be leaving at some point because there's not enough representation?"

This sparked a reaction on Twitter from viewers, with some questioning McCain's own credentials as the daughter of former presidential candidate and late Senator John McCain.

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Meghan McCain in 2019. McCain has been a host on "The View" since 2017. Theo Wargo/Getty Images

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