Meghan McCain Claims She’s ‘More Than Likely’ to Run for Office Than Host Another Show

by Samantha Whidden
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It seems like former The View co-host Meghan McCain may be considering following in the political footsteps of her late father, longtime Arizona Senator John McCain.

During a recent interview with People, Meghan McCain stated she feels like she’s done it all when it comes to being a commentator and conservative TV personality. “What else can I do?” the Bad Republican author declared. “I don’t want to be Tucker Carlson.”

When asked if she was planning to go into politics, Meghan McCain revealed that at some point, it’s a maybe for her. “My tone keeps shifting because, quite frankly, the bench in Arizona is not great,” the former The View co-host said.

“The woman running for governor right now, Kari Lake, was endorsed by President Trump and is more than likely going to win,” Meghan McCain continued. “But it’s still an interesting state filled with really interesting people.”

Still, McCain does admit that launching a political campaign seems more interesting than working on cable news at this time. “I’m definitely not in that phase, but it’s more than likely that I would run for office than host a show.”

The former talk show host does clarify that she is not running for office. “But I’m just saying if there was a metric of placing bets, yes. If someone has a gun to your head [and says,] ‘Pick one or the other.’”

McCain goes go on to add that people hate children of politicians so she would probably lose if she ran for office. 

Meghan McCain Talks Life After Co-Hosting on ‘The View’ 

Also during her interview with People, Meghan McCain opens up about her life since leaving The View. “I’m trying to go through this book tour. I really like writing this column [for the UK’s Daily Mail]. And then I just want to let it unfold. As cheesy as that sounds.”

While her political future remains unclear, the television personality said she misses politics, but not running for office.

“I have a friend who does political consulting for pretty high-level politicians, and I was thinking like maybe doing something like that in the future.”

McCain also explained that she feels “very at home” among political people because she feels very understood. She does note that she loved debating politics on The View, but didn’t feel that her conversation voice was actually welcomed to the panel. While talking about her maternity leave, the author said she thinks her former fellow co-hosts liked not having her around. 

“I think they liked not having someone who would fight with them or give them an unpopular opinion,” the Bad Republican author claimed. She also said that she felt insecure about not being missed while on leave and felt it. “I felt like they didn’t miss me.”