The ABC daytime talk staple “The View” launched its new season this week with the return of moderator Whoopi Goldberg and co-hosts Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Meghan McCain and Abby Huntsman, ending speculation over the summer that cast changes would be taking place.
“McCain, in particular, had been the subject of the will-she-or-won’t-she rumors, especially after she revealed in July that she’d secretly suffered a miscarriage last season,” Deadline reports. “In a New York Times op-ed piece, the daughter of John McCain wrote that confirmation of the miscarriage came ‘at the worst possible time,’ just before the show’s photo shoot.”
The report notes that McCain took a hiatus from the show, unexplained at the time, to mourn the end of her pregnancy.
Deadline adds that McCain “wasted no time stirring a ruckus, returning to her usual defensive stance — this time on the subject of proposed assault weapon bans.”
During the charged debate on the topic, McCain said: “If you’re going to be a gun-grabber you won’t get my vote.”
Here’s a clip of a portion of the gun debate …