Sunny Hostin says Meghan McCain’s alternative on ‘The View’ needs to be ‘actually conservative,’ however not somebody who ‘spreads misinformation’

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Sunny Hostin completely joined The View in 2017. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for American Heart Association)

Sunny Hostin, The View co-host and writer, has solid her vote for the type of one that ought to be part of herself and the opposite hosts, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Sara Haines, on the desk.

“Right now, we still do need a really conservative voice,” Hostin informed The Cut. “I also believe it’s really important to not have someone on the panel who spreads misinformation, who adheres to the big lies, who is an anti-vaxxer, because I think that’s dangerous.” 

As Hostin sees it, that is the political ideology that is lacking amongst her co-hosts, since Meghan McCain left in August. Joy Behar is “very progressive,” whereas Whoopi Goldberg is extra liberal with regards to economics, and her personal beliefs are in between “progressive values and conservative values.” Sara Haines, who, like Hostin, joined the present in 2016, “says she’s an independent.” 

However, Hostin requested, “Is [Haines] really an independent or just somebody that won’t commit? We need someone that will commit and we don’t have that voice. And we need someone that’s not duplicative of anyone else on the panel.”

Since she left, McCain has overtly slammed the present. In her audiobook Bad Republican, which was launched in October, she mentioned there was a “toxic” work setting and that her on-air arguments along with her co-hosts weren’t only for the cameras. 

Sunny Hostin and Meghan McCain host The View in 2019. (Photo: Lou Rocco/ABC by way of Getty Images)

Hostin mentioned she’s been pals with McCain since August 2020, when McCain moderated an occasion selling her e-book. But she disagreed with her tackle the present within the new interview. 

“I think she thinks that people did not like her or treated her a certain way because of her opinions. I certainly don’t share any of her opinions … at all … about anything … but I don’t feel that way about her,” Hostin mentioned of McCain. “I can’t claim to understand her because I think she’s very complicated. Her experience is her experience. No one can say that she didn’t experience it in that way because it’s hers. I didn’t see it that way. I didn’t experience it the way she did. But I’m going to defer to her that she experienced it like that.”

Hostin acknowledged that the present does not at all times function easily. She was truly hesitant to return to the studio in September, after having labored remotely since March 2020, however that was due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, she misplaced each of her in-laws inside 4 days of one another to COVID-19 issues.

“It’s like seeing your dysfunctional family again,” Hostin mentioned. “There was an energy there that was very comforting, actually, because we all are really, really close … even though people don’t believe it.”

One such awkward second occurred on the Sept. 24 episode. With the ladies in the midst of a present and moments from interviewing Vice President Kamala Harris, govt producer Brian Teta instructed Hostin and frequent visitor co-host Ana Navarro to go away the stage, as a result of that they had examined constructive for the coronavirus.

“My first thought was, That’s not even possible. I’m triple-vaccinated!” Hostin mentioned. “I had received the booster a couple weeks before.”

Within half an hour, Hostin examined detrimental in a fast take a look at. She finally examined detrimental on two PCR assessments, too. “I was of course thrilled, but also disappointed,” mentioned Hostin, a former federal prosecutor who had deliberate to ask Harris concerning the Haitian migrant disaster. “And I was a little angry about it.”

Navarro’s take a look at was additionally a false constructive

Hostin mentioned she believes the present is investigating what occurred. 

Yahoo Entertainment has reached out to the present for remark.

Teta apologized to the ladies on the Sept. 27 present. “In the midst of all this chaos, they were put in this position where they had this information put out on television and then to make it even worse, it turned out not to be true later on,” he mentioned. “It was unfortunate that mistakes were made, but I can confidently say that we have very vigorous safety protocols, that everyone is regularly tested and I’m just so relieved that you guys are healthy, that everyone is healthy and nobody was ever in danger.”