Meghan McCain Joins ‘The View’ as New Co-Host

Former Fox News personality Meghan McCain made her debut on The View this morning, enthusing about it being “so iconic” to be sitting in the show’s conservative seat “made so great” by Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who she said she grew up watching.

McCain credited Whoopi Goldberg with making her “comfortable coming here,” calling her The First Lady of The View.

McCain, the daughter of Arizona Sen. John McCain, joins Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines and Paula Faris for season 21.

She nabbed a seat at the table after the sudden departure of Jedediah Bila, the show’s lone conservative panelist, last month.

McCain, 32, said her father, who is batting a brain tumor, was the first person she told about the gig. She said she shared the news with him in the hospital.

In fact, Sen. McCain tweeted Monday in support of his daughter’s first day on “The View.”

The younger McCain then gave an update on her father’s health, saying he’s been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.

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