Meghan McCain Officially Announces New Gig After Ditching ‘The View’

by Josh Lanier

After she walked away from The View this summer, Meghan McCain announced her next endeavor. The Republican firebrand is ditching television for the internet. And this time, she can speak her mind without fearing retribution from costars.

McCain said she will become a columnist for The Daily Mail starting next month. She updated her fans on Instagram about her new job. She also explained what they can expect from her.

“Everything in my life these days is about going back to basics,” McCain wrote. “I started my career as a columnist and am thrilled at the chance to return to it. I am so excited to work in a completely uncensored, free-thinking space as well as being the biggest juggernaut on the internet with 250 million + readers monthly. … My first column starts the week of September 20th!”

She said she left the show to spend more time with her family. She and her husband, Ben Domenech, had a daughter last September. And McCain was traveling from her home in Washington, D.C. to New York to tape the show.

“We have this incredible life here,” she said of living in D.C. “We’re surrounded by my family, his family, friends, by this incredible support unit. I think as any new mom knows when I think about where I want [daughter] Liberty to have her first steps and her first words. I just have this wonderful life here that, ultimately, I felt that I didn’t want to leave.”

Though, she 36-year-old often clashed with her The View co-stars as the lone conservative voice on the talk show.

‘The View’ Not Rushing to Replace Meghan McCain

Producers of The View said after Meghan McCain left that they were in no hurry to find a permanent replacement. They wanted to try out some potential replacements, like what Jeopardy! did following the death of Alex Trebek. Let’s hope it goes a little better for The View.

The new season of the show started this week.

First up is Mia Love. Love is a political commentator and former Republican congresswoman from Utah. Many fans are already hoping the show taps her to take over the job full time. The show wasted no time in getting into some serious issues. That included the most recent Texas law that limits a woman’s opportunity to get an abortion.

But there are several more potential replacements set to try out for the job. Those include former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice; broadcast journalist Gretchen Carlson; lawyer, talk show host, and reality television star Eboni K. Williams; and writer and journalist Mary Katharine Ham

Producers are also considering political firebrand Candance Owens as a potential replacement for McCain, it’s been reported.