Meghan McCain has officially left The View.
McCain said goodbye Friday during her last episode of the ABC daytime talk show. Despite frequently butting heads with her liberal co-hosts over the last four years, the conservative panelist got a little sentimental.
“Thank you all so much again, for the privilege and honor it has been for the past four years to work on this show,” McCain said. “It will be referenced for everything I do for the rest of my life. You women have been so incredible to work with, the crew, the producers, everyone worked so hard. And Honestly, the audience, giving me four years to give my opinion and show my perspective.”
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She then hinted at some of the tensions during her tenure on the show.
“This has been a really wild ride the past four years of my life. It’s been, honestly, the best of times and the worst of times in all ways on and off the show. It’s been a really incredible, liberating experience,” she added. “And I will always cherish the time I’ve spent with all of you. So, thank you all from the bottom of my heart and I hope that our executive producer Brian can forgive me for making his blood pressure rise for the past four years as much as I probably have.”
As previously reported, McCain announced on July 1 that this would be her last season on the show.
Friday’s pre-taped sendoff included appearances by her mother Cindy McCain and “special friend” Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona)
Mrs. McCain beamed with pride and described her daughter as “John McCain in a dress.”
“I am so proud of Meghan and what I look forward to … is to be able to see more of her, and certainly see more of my granddaughter Liberty,” she said.
Meghan said, “I didn’t die, I’m just leaving the show … thank you guys, I’m still here.”
“It sounds like a funeral,” Joy Behar quipped.