Meghan McCain has decided not to return to Fox News. It does not appear to be due to another engagement.
In a series of tweets yesterday, McCain revealed that she has decided to leave Fox in order to “focus on other things.”
- continue to do well and wish all my friends and colleagues at the network nothing but success.— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) September 15, 2017
McCain has been absent from her chair as cohost of the Outnumbered show since July, when her father, Sen. John McCain, was diagnosed with brain cancer. At the time, she issued a moving statement about her father:
My guess is that McCain did not want to come back to a show devoted to Trump sycophancy, especially when her father has been something of a voice of Republican opposition. But I’m sure her father’s illness had a lot to do with her decision and perhaps she wants to remain closer to her family in Arizona.
Whatever her reasons and despite my criticisms of her, I have long felt that McCain, who seems to have inherited her father’s streak of independence, was capable of much better than she was able to do on Outnumbered.
Best of luck to you, your Dad and your family, Meghan. We look forward to seeing what next steps you take.