Former “The View” co-host Meghan McCain, a heated dispute has emerged, leading to potential legal action against her ex-colleague, Ana Navarro. McCain, daughter of the late Senator John McCain, hinted at filing a defamation lawsuit following insinuations made by Navarro during a recent episode of the show.
“And being Hunter Biden’s very loving father, very good father, very supportive father. Look, did Hunter Biden influence peddle on his last name? Yes, he did. So did half of Washington. People sitting at this table did it,” Navarro said about McCain.
The clash ignited when Navarro compared McCain to Hunter Biden, alleging the unlawful use of her family’s name for financial gain. McCain swiftly retaliated, denouncing the accusations as baseless and slanderous. Expressing dismay over continuous unwarranted mentions on the show, McCain urged for an end to the repeated slander against her.
“I don’t understand why my former colleagues bring me up and slander me on an almost weekly basis,” McCain wrote in an X post. “It has been years. Move on, I have.”
“I have never been accused of a crime in my life and am a patriotic American — I would never and have never ‘influence peddled’ in my life, let alone with foreign adversaries. Not all politicians’ children are the same — and I am no Hunter Biden,” McCain said in response to the comments. She then hinted at potential legal action if Navarro does not issue a retraction.
“No one has trafficked on the McCain last name and legacy more than Ana Navarro.” Meghan McCain dragged #TheView‘s Ana Navarro for making “influence pedaling” accusations against her: https://t.co/Ci3Esdap4R pic.twitter.com/FymTDNNwId
— Decider (@decider) December 21, 2023
Navarro, in defense of Hunter Biden, implied that leveraging familial connections for influence was widespread in Washington, indirectly linking McCain to such behavior. The allegations triggered a forceful response from McCain, staunchly denying any involvement in influence peddling and emphasizing her commitment to being a law-abiding American.
McCain’s discontent didn’t stop with Navarro’s comments; she hinted at seeking legal recourse if a retraction wasn’t issued promptly. Expressing her dismay, she asserted the need to consult her legal advisors over what she deemed as defamatory accusations aired on “The View.”
Shocking drama unfolds as Ana Navarro’s shocking comments on “The View” lead to potential legal action from former co-host, Meghan McCain. Will lawsuits fly? Read the full story here: https://t.co/OnIoOFIIA8. #TheView #AnaNavarro #MeghanMcCain
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Furthermore, McCain directed a pointed message toward ABC, the network that hosts “The View,” expressing her dissatisfaction with the allegations and highlighting her concern over criminal insinuations.
Having left “The View” at the close of 2021, McCain’s departure ushered in a shift as former Trump White House communications official Alyssa Fara took her place, adding another anti-Trump voice to the show’s panel.
The conflict between McCain and Navarro remains unresolved, with McCain standing firm against what she perceives as unwarranted attacks on her character and reputation. The situation continues to unfold as McCain considers legal action in response to the allegations aired on the program.