Meghan McCain, the oldest daughter of Arizona Senator John McCain, is leaving the Fox News Channel after joining the right-leaning television network in 2015. FNC has seen many changes take place in the past few months.
An extensive list of stars left or got fired recently as FNC tries to find its place in a media landscape that is constantly evolving. Bill O’Reilly, Megyn Kelly, and Eric Bolling all headed to the exit for different reasons.
Miss McCain was a co-host on the network’s afternoon program, Outnumbered. In the statement that she has released, the political commentator has not given any hints about her future.
She shared: “I’m so thankful to Fox News for the chance to be on ‘Outnumbered,’ but I’m leaving to focus on other things. I have no doubt the show will continue to do well and wish all my friends and colleagues at the network nothing but success.”
FNC also put out a statement to praise their former employee; it read: “Meghan has been a valuable part of Outnumbered and the Fox News team. We’re sad to see her go, but we wish her all the best.”
The author of Dirty Sexy Politics was appreciated at the network, but she was never a fan favorite because of her moderate views on social issues. Although she considers herself a proud member of the Republican Party, the young Mccain has voiced her support for liberal causes like gay marriage, climate change, gun control, marijuana legislation, and even abortion.
Some of her critics say that she might be a RINO (Republican In Name Only) or even a closeted conservative Democrat. Her politics always put her in an odd position in an environment where Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson are valued and promoted.
McCain previously worked on MSNBC and Pivot — so CNN could be part of her future. McCain has not said if her dad’s health crisis played a role in her decision to leave Fox News.