McCain joined the show in 2017, replacing Jedediah Bila.
Is the revolving door at "The View" about to see another cohost exit?
According to multiple outlets, conservative panelist Meghan McCain may be on the way out. The Daily Beast first reported on Wednesday that John McCain's daughter is "seriously considering calling it quits and not accepting ABC's offer to return for The View's 23rd season next September."
CNN added she has been "feeling dejected and sabotaged by her colleagues," with a senior ABC employee telling the outlet McCain is "miserable" at the network. The source also said there's a lot of tension behind the scenes on the show, and McCain "believes ABC should be doing more to defend her."
Another CNN source also suggested rumors about her quitting may have been leaked as a "contract negotiation strategy."
"The co-hosts and The View have had an incredible season and we expect them all back for an epic year ahead," ABC said in a statement. The show's executive producer, Hilary Estey McLoughlin, also told The Daily Beast they're "happy to have Meghan" and she believes McCain "does want to be there."
McLoughlin added, "I think she wants to be on the show. She realizes it's a very good platform for her and we love having her there. I feel like she will come back."
Since joining the show in 2017 as a replacement for fellow conservative Jedediah Bila, McCain has sparred with Joy Behar on multiple occasions.
"I also enjoy fighting with you and she enjoys fighting with me," McCain said during a recent episode. "I just want everyone to stop being so precious about our relationship because it's almost 2020 and women can debate on TV in a spirited way without it being personal. And I know this is a big shock, but we get along backstage."