Meghan McCain takes on Alyssa Farah Griffin in ‘The View’

Meghan McCain has some take on the co-hosts she replaced on The View.

After McCain, 37, left the talk show at the end of season 24 in 2021, she was replaced by two new co-hosts: Alyssa Farah Griffin and Ana Navarro.

“It took a year and two people to replace me, which makes me feel good and I can take that,” she said on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM show.

When Cohen, 54, asked the former talk show host if she knew Farah Griffin or had any thoughts, she took the opportunity to gun down the family of the former communications director in the Trump administration.

“I don’t know her at all. All I know about her is her family,” McCain said. “She comes from an extremely, extremely controversial background.”

Her father is a very famous homophobe and racist who went into labor,” she claimed. “He’s actually the person who invented Obama’s birth sentiment. So that’s what I know about her, and that’s not necessarily a reflection of her.”

The conservative personality said she would “automatically” not be in the same circles as Farah Griffin, 33, as her family, particularly her father, is “very, very well known in political circles for his extremism”.

But McCain went on to say she didn’t want to say anything “negative” following her own backlash from Sherri Shepherd.

“I don’t want to say anything negative about someone doing this job right now,” she continued. “I swore to myself that I would honestly never do what Sherri just did to me.”

Alyssa Farah Griffin
Andy Cohen has asked Meghan McCain what she thinks of Alyssa Farah Griffin as the new co-host of The View.
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Ana Navarro
Ana Navarro was one of two co-hosts replacing Meghan McCain on The View.

Shepherd, another former “The View” co-host, went on “Watch What Happens Live” and threw shade at McCain. Cohen asked her who she’s been closest to since her morning talk show days, to which Shepherd replied, “Just everyone – not Meghan – but everyone else.”

McCain fired back at Shepherd in her SiriusXM interview, saying, “I don’t know Sherri Shepherd. She was on the show about 15 years before me when I was in high school. So I don’t know why anyone would have the impression that we are close friends. I think she has a new show coming out. She is looking for advertising. A really easy way to get publicity is to try and fight with me.

McCain concluded her op-ed comments on Farah Griffin by wishing her “good luck” as it is a tough job that “will only get harder as the midterms come.” Meghan McCain takes on Alyssa Farah Griffin in ‘The View’

Emma Bowman

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