Just one year after she left The View, Meghan McCain revealed the Joy Behar comment that ultimately pushed her to quit the show after four seasons of being the “sole conservative” voice.

During The Commentary Magazine Podcast, the former host explained that following the difficult birth of her daughter in 2020, Behar did not make her feel welcome when she came back from maternity leave.

“I finally went back to the show and the day I went back to the show, Joy Behar said on air, ‘Nobody missed you, we didn’t miss you, you shouldn’t have come back,’” McCain said.

She said she began hysterically crying and lactating on air before she went to her office, vomited, and called her brother who told her, “F these people, it’s not worth it.”

In the end, McCain said she left because “I didn’t feel supported when I had my baby and I didn’t feel supported when I came back.”

Earlier in the podcast, she explained that she only took the job because her father, late Sen. John McCain, “basically forced” her when he was sick because he thought it would be a “great, iconic job.”

Despite saying the first few seasons were fine, McCain described the talk show as an “egregious, toxic work environment,” adding that just one month after suffering a “graphic” miscarriage, one of her co-hosts joked that the only thing McCain would ever breastfeed is a “cactus,” referring to Behar’s comment.

“I have a young daughter. If she in 15 years came to me and said, ‘The View wants to come and have me host there,’ I would lie in front of a train track before I let her go to that show,” McCain admitted.

It was announced this week that Alyssa Farah Griffin and Ana Navarro would be taking over her former seat on the panel.

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