Last December, Politico reported that “The View” was on the lookout for a conservative woman to take the place being vacated by arch-conservative Meghan McCain. There have been guest hosts who’ve come and gone, but according to the Associated Press, it’s official: “The View” has named two Republicans as regular panelists on the show. That should bring some balance to the discussion, right?
And those Republicans are — drum roll — Alyssa Farah Griffin and … Ana Navarro.
ABC's "The View" has named two Republicans — Alyssa Farah Griffin and Ana Navarro — as regular panelists on the daytime talk show, and neither are fans of former President Donald Trump. https://t.co/w21St8GIji
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 4, 2022
The AP reports that “The View” took its time to find just the right conservatives:
Farah Griffin fills the chair left empty when Meghan McCain quit last summer after four years on the show. Farah Griffin is a communications strategist who worked as a spokesperson at the Pentagon and for Trump and Vice President Mike Pence during the last administration.
Navarro, a familiar face as a frequent guest host at “The View” since 2015, was also officially named as an addition to the show’s group of five hosts on Thursday.
McCain was a magnet for controversy and attention during her time at “The View,” where she often fought onscreen with her more liberal co-hosts, and complained after she left of a toxic work environment.
“The View” took its time replacing her, spending a year with conservative guest hosts in informal on-air tryouts. Farah Griffin appeared 29 times.
Does Ana Navarro still list herself as a “Republican strategist,” and if so, who’s the Republican candidate she’s most recently supported?
— AdellaByrd (@byrd_adella) August 4, 2022
Ana Navarro and Alyssa Farah Griffin are Republicans in the same way AOC is a Republican.
— Seb Kowalski – BADG3RMAN (@BADG3RMANTV) August 4, 2022
— Bidenflation Sucks 🇺🇸 (@jasonmn) August 4, 2022
— Dr Banzai (@dr_banzai) August 4, 2022
Well that's definitely going to make me not watch a show I've never watched before.
— BobbyC (@YeahMyBad) August 4, 2022
That was already one of the worst shows on television. I'm extra glad to miss it now.
— msesheta (@msesheta) August 4, 2022
Does this surprise anyone? Of course they would select never-Trumpers who are in the extreme minority of their party.
— OldSchoolGamecock (@CockSchool) August 4, 2022
I guess Ana is taking a break from chief campaign manager for Avenatti '24 to take on this new job…
— Travis Spratt (@tspratt24) August 4, 2022
And neither of them in any way represent 99% of the Republican Party.
— The Hanford Institute 🌚🦠 (@ThiccInstitute) August 4, 2022
I thought you said two Republicans?
— Me (@NeolithicBarber) August 4, 2022
— SirWinston (@SirWinston85) August 4, 2022
Wow… So diverse.
— Rocco Ricardo (@JoeBananas420) August 4, 2022
Go ahead and tell me one “Republican” view point they hold
— Brian 🇨🇺 (@Finn_Finney) August 4, 2022
You didn’t mention the names of the two republicans they signed.
— Marci (@Marci53323646) August 4, 2022
Things are really going to get crazy on set now. They replaced Meghan McCain with two Republicans.
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