'The View' says it's 'on track' to find Meghan McCain's replacement despite report

"The View" responded to a new report claiming the show is having a hard time finding Meghan McCain's replacement, insisting they are "on track." McCain was the panel's only conservative voice last season. On Monday, Politico cited unnamed sources who claim "executives struggle to find a conservative cast member who checks all the right boxes." The show supposedly wants someone who isn't a 2020 election denier, conspiracy theorist or embraced the Jan. 6 riots, but that has credibility with mainstream Republicans. Many Republicans still support former president Donald Trump. As one former The View staffer put it, the show wants "a unicorn" — and longtime co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin want McCain's successor named.

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