The Spectator has filled his conservative seat, which is up for grabs after Meghan McCain’s 2021 exit. in August. And turned one familiar face into a permanent host, although she will not always be at the table.
ABC’s daytime talk show announced Thursday that Alyssa Farah Griffin, the former White House director of strategic communications and aide to former President Donald Trump, will be at the table when the show returns for its 26th season in September.
Ana Navarro, a commentator and political strategist, will also be another host, joking that the show has “finally put a ring” on her roles as guest host and co-host.
Farah Griffin, 33, and Navarro, 50, will join moderators Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Sarah Haines and Sunny Hostin. Friday marks the end of the show’s season, followed by the summer break.
Farah Griffin appeared on Thursday’s show, telling her colleagues that “the last couple of years have been a little rough for me. I worked in an administration that I spoke out against and I still do every day. It’s very life-changing. I’ve lost a lot of friends. I’m estranged from my family. But I have to say this: I’m so proud to have found my voice. I’ve been the president’s press secretary, I’ve been the vice president’s press secretary, I’ve been to too many Republicans in Congress. But now it’s my voice, and I’m here just to join this table (and hopefully , I will present a different perspective).
Navarro, who began appearing as a contributor in 2015, said the show is “finally putting a ring on it.” The cast was joined by a CNN commentator and a Republican strategist in 2018 will fill in for Goldberg as a guest host on Fridays. in 2019 she continued to serve as Goldberg’s replacement while the longtime moderator recovered from pneumonia and continued to serve as a facilitator.
“I thought long and hard about it,” Navarro said of his decision. “And we at this table have spent a lot of time talking about representation. Which means that when a little Latina immigrant, born in Chinandega, Nicaragua, who came to this country at age 8 as a political refugee and found her home here, gets the opportunity and opportunity to have platform, you grab it with both hands and run with it.”
Navarro’s appearances will be similar to Season 25, while Farah Griffin will appear on the program daily.
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Since The View debuted in 1997, the series had 22 regular hosts and a circulation of around 2013. grew up With brief appearances by Nicolle Wallace, Candace Cameron Bure, Jedediah Bila, and Abby Huntsman, the show has struggled to find a lasting conservative voice.
Farah Griffin’s casting in the series is not without controversy. Earlier announcements of the recruitment prompted some Twitter users to accept #BoycottTheView in response to her actions while part of the Trump administration, from which she resigned in 2020. December. in 2021 month of January. in an interview with Politico, she explained that she decided to leave because she could not support Trump’s announcement of a stolen election.
“I was not comfortable sharing this news with the public that the results of the election could change,” she said. “I didn’t see it as a place of facts.”
Farah Griffin also testified before Jan. 6. congressional hearings held in June paired former aide Cassidy Hutchinson with Rep. Liz Cheneyaccording to Farah Griffin.
On January 6, 2021, she called on Trump to condemn the insurgency Capitol tweetedtelling the president, “You’re the only one they’ll listen to. For our country!”
Farah Griffin, 33, explained her political beliefs to Politico. “I consider myself a constitutional conservative; a man who believes in limited government, free markets, a strong national defense budget and, ultimately, that we should uphold the Constitution,” she said. “But it’s dangerous when you have heightened rhetoric that’s so divisive and makes people feel like it’s always us against them instead of us being one America; we are a united nation.
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McCain, 37, reflected on the factors that went into her decision to leave The View after four seasons in an interview with USA TODAY last October.
McCain clashed with his liberal colleagues, especially Goldberg and Behar. On her second day back from maternity leave (welcoming daughter Liberty in September 2020), Behar memorably told McCain, “I don’t miss you. Zero”.
“I was just very humiliated and heartbroken and felt really worthless,” McCain said. “I felt like I wasn’t a great mom, and I wasn’t doing well at my job. And then, in contrast to what I’m going through with postpartum anxiety, I had a panic attack in the office and threw up. , and I couldn’t stop crying, and that was just the catalyst for me to end. Then I decided to leave the show.
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