‘The View’: Meghan McCain Shares Photo With Person Fans Want to Replace Abby Huntsman

Meghan McCain has been a polarizing figure on The View as the loudest conservative voice on the show. Following the exit of Abby Huntsman, the ABC talker is down a right-leaning co-host. Although the network has not officially announced who will replace Huntsman, there are already rumors about who it could be. McCain shared a photo on Twitter giving a big hint on who could be the front-runner.

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A day before Huntsman signed-off The View for one last time, McCain posted a photo with CNN political analyst S. E. Cupp. The latter is also a moderate conservative that would very well replace Huntsman on the show. The timing of the picture could not be more coincidental.

Fans react to Meghan McCain, S.E. Cupp photo

After McCain shared the picture, fans were quick to reply supporting Cupp takes over on The View.

“Even though I am sad Abby is leaving, I would love S. E. Cupp to replace her on The View,” a fan wrote.

“Join The View,” a viewer added. “Smart and intelligent. It’ll be nice to not hear non-stop privileged rich girl Abby babble. Still amazed that she said their doorman is off on Sunday so they have to carry their garbage out themselves.”

“Can S. E. Cupp join The View? I am going to miss the balance that Abby brings. I think we need a robust debate and that requires more than one conservative on the panel. I love Joy and Whoopi, and I adore Sunny. I think Meghan is brave and consistent. I’d love S. E. Cupp too,” another fan said.

“OK, SE is definitely replacing Abby on The View,” a Twitter user suggested.

S. E. Cupp is coy about ‘The View’

During the week, Cupp was a guest on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live where she was asked about the drama on The View. Andy Cohen asked what her take was on the rumors McCain and Huntsman were feuding.

“No, she’s sad Abby is leaving. She’s wishing her the best,” Cupp said. “Abby is leaving to join her dad’s campaign in Utah for governor. Meghan, as someone who is really close with her dad, totally understands more than anyone. So she wishes her nothing but the best.”

Cohen tried to get more out of Cupp and asked if she was being considered for the open spot.

“I’ve done The View a lot. It’s a really iconic, dynamic group of women…,” Cupp tried to play coy. “I understand your question Andy,” she added smiling.

Cupp did not spill the tea about knowing anything about who could replace Huntsman on The View. With the CNN host diverting the conversation, she may have hinted she knew more than she let out.

Why did Abby Huntsman leave ‘The View’?

After days of rumors, there was animosity on The View between the co-hosts and McCain, Huntsman announced she was leaving the show. There was seemingly no correlation between Huntsman deciding to exit and the rumors.

“Family has always been my number one priority, and is where I need to be focused at this time,” Huntsman said in a statement to People. “We are incredibly close and are there to support and help each other when it matters. It’s not often there is a political campaign that involves someone you love and believe in, but this is one of them.”

Huntsman had joined the show in September 2018 when season 22 of the show started. Her last day on the daytime talk show was on Friday, January 17.