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The co-host and writer, 53, acknowledged in a latest interview that the panel — comprised of Hostin, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Sara Haines — does “want a extremely conservative voice,” however not with out some caveats.
“Proper now, we nonetheless do want a extremely conservative voice,” Hostin informed The Cut in an interview printed Thursday. “I additionally consider it is actually necessary to not have somebody on the panel who spreads misinformation, who adheres to the large lies, who’s an anti-vaxxer, as a result of I feel that is harmful.”
“We’d like somebody that can commit [to independent and/or conservative outlooks] and we do not have that voice. And we want somebody that is not duplicative of anybody else on the panel,” Hostin added.
After McCain left the present this summer time, she leveled numerous accusations at her former View cohosts, alleging a “poisonous” surroundings in her new Audible memoir Dangerous Republican.
She also told PEOPLE that she “felt punished for having a special opinion” on the chat present.
A spokesperson for The View beforehand mentioned in an announcement to PEOPLE: “For 25 years, The View has been a platform on air and behind the scenes for robust girls. Stay tv and completely different views can typically result in stunning moments, however the group is collaborative and supportive — centered on delivering an informative day by day speak present to our loyal viewers.”
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“I feel she thinks that folks didn’t like her or handled her a sure means due to her opinions,” Hostin mentioned about McCain in her interview with The Lower.
“I actually do not share any of her opinions … in any respect … about something … however I do not really feel that means about her. I am unable to declare to grasp her as a result of I feel she’s very difficult. Her expertise is her expertise,” Hostin added.
“Nobody can say that she did not expertise it in that means as a result of it is hers,” Hostin mentioned. “I did not see it that means. I did not expertise it the way in which she did. However I’ll defer to her that she skilled it like that.”