What to Know About Jedediah Bila's New Replacement on The View

Sep 28, 2017 at 11:26 a.m. ET
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It's been months of almost nonstop shake-ups at The View, where co-host after co-host has left the show. Just in recent months, the hosting panel has said goodbye to Nicolle Wallace, Rosie Perez, Raven-Symoné, Michelle Collins, Candace Cameron Bure and, most recently, Jedediah Bila. But Bila already has a replacement, and she's sure to add some new perspective to the table.

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The newest host on The View is Meghan McCain, daughter of U.S. senator and 2008 presidential nominee John McCain. She comes to The View fresh from leaving Fox News a mere two weeks before her new gig was announced. In her Twitter bio, she describes herself as a "Blond Republican," but from the topics she tweets about, it would appear she tends to have more centrist or liberal view on a number of social issues. Interestingly, her Twitter bio also includes the hashtag "#FuckCancer," most likely in relation to her father's recent cancer diagnosis.

McCain has been politically outspoken for years, ostensibly because of her family. She's been a political blogger and columnist in addition to her hosting duties at Fox, and she's written a number of books, including a children's book about politics, My Dad, John McCain, and a memoir about her time working on McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, Dirty Sexy Politics.

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It's certainly a time of great upheaval for McCain to be making such a big career move as joining The View, as her father is still battling brain cancer and announced recently that doctors have given him a very poor prognosis. She's also gone toe-to-toe publicly with President Donald Trump over mocking her father's diagnosis. Just this week, she tweeted that the president's actions were "abhorrent."

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Needless to say, McCain will bring a strong new perspective to the hosting table. We just hope that with everything her family is facing right now, she's able to stick around.

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