Meghan McCain has reportedly decided to step back from her role as a co-host on ABC’s “The View.” The actress’s decision to forgo her long-running stint came at the top of the show when she stated that it was time for her to “rip the band-aid off.”

It was an extremely difficult choice to leave a show that has played such a crucial role in shaping up career prospects, said McCain. She added that the impact of Covid-19 has been profound and contributed significantly to altering her views on life.

After leaving her role on the popular chat show, Meghan McCain hopes to spend more time in Washington DC, with her husband and young daughter.

During her exit speech, McCain referred to the “wonderful life” here but eventually decided to move to a different state, which seems unwarranted. However, the 36-year-old actress has made her final choice and ABC News has expressed sincerity in accepting Meghan McCain’s desire to leave for her family.

Apart from expressing her sentiments on family life, McCain also articulated her gratitude to the show for providing her an opportunity like no other. She noted that the renowned chat show has been one of the most “exhilarating and wonderful privileges” of her entire life.

Just after Meghan McCain announced her decision, co-host Whoopi Goldberg expressed a series of praise for the actress who spent four years on the show. Goldberg affirmed that it was “wonderful” to have worked alongside McCain on the show. Joy Behar, who frequently had clashes with McCain said she was a “formidable opponent” and “no snowflake.”

Sara Haines also joined in with her other colleagues and said that it was an absolute honor to work with the actress. McCain herself commended the other co-stars for being the true embodiment of sheer brilliance and unwavering diligence as broadcasters.

Although Meghan McCain attributed her choice to the need for spending more time with her family, it is said that she had contemplated the decision earlier as well. Back in 2019, CNN had reported that McCain felt immensely demotivated and discouraged by her colleagues on the show.

According to one of the two people well versed with the matter at the time, McCain felt it wasn’t worth it anymore. An employee from ABC also said that the actress was severely “miserable”, at the network.

McCain had joined the show in 2017, replacing Jedediah Bila and soon becoming the talk of the town through her conflicts with others. She will stay on the show through the whole of this month.