Meghan McCain has announced she is leaving the talk show The View on July 30 after four years. Most people are happy to see the end of her time on the show.
So people were equally, if not more, happy when she hinted on the air she might be leaving Twitter as well, the site of many of her most frowned upon transgressions.
Meghan McCain says she may leave Twitter soon. #TheView “When I leave this show, I may quit Twitter the same day.” https://t.co/7WF6VECvOZ— Justice Dominguez (@Justice Dominguez) 1626881436.0
McCain pointed to the pandemic as a turning point for the platform:
"I have a lot of followers on there and it's been an incredible, you know, platform, to, you know, talk to people and read the news and everything, but definitely in the past year, since the pandemic, it's become a noticeably more darker, uglier place."
She took her sentiments online as well:
Some of you assholes who spend your pathetic existing writing and distorting what I say every SINGLE day on the vie… https://t.co/we5PjZkGrf— Meghan McCain (@Meghan McCain) 1626737672.0
Most people's responses bordered on "don't threaten me with a good time."
Meghan McCain is threatening to leave Twitter, and to take a job as the person who answers the phone at any Custome… https://t.co/u4pHQ2douU— Paul Rudnick (@Paul Rudnick) 1626889459.0
“Stay tune for me quitting Twitter when I quit the show.” Meghan McCain probably should. Her and her husband cont… https://t.co/97mIylJG5L— Chanteezy 💛♉️ (@Chanteezy 💛♉️) 1626880872.0
Republicans like Meghan McCain were perfectly fine with twitter until we started calling out their racist comments,… https://t.co/T217QLfmU3— ClockOutWars (@ClockOutWars) 1626881750.0
Aside from the fact that McCain's last day is now less than two weeks away, not three weeks away, McCain's time on Twitter has not been without controversy.
In March, McCain went viral when she said that she was concerned that a relief package for farmers, which specifically named farmers of color who are socially disadvantaged as a beneficiaries of the plan, did not include a provision for women.
"We've only had one Asian American host co-host host this show. Does that mean one of us should be leaving because there's not enough representation? We're talking about -- is identity politics more important than the qualifications for the job?"
This moment was heavily mocked, as McCain's "qualifications" are generally thought of as the product of nepotism via her father, late Senator John McCain.
OMG. Your words... they wound me. (For real, did I have a stroke? "your pathetic existing"? What??) No seriously, I… https://t.co/9pl00CTCrk— Griff Greymuzzle (@Griff Greymuzzle) 1626921387.0
Girly we do it for free!!!!! no doubt you will continue with your nonsense even off air!!! The entitlement runs dee… https://t.co/ekBAPFeyrY— Gail Persimmons (@Gail Persimmons) 1626919336.0
This is such a self-centered tweet. Now you suggest folks need to watch you until you leave the show. AS IF !?? I w… https://t.co/Ev6hW9FCqo— Rosalind Wriddle (@Rosalind Wriddle) 1626901910.0
This trash #twittertroll @MeghanMcCain while proclaiming others are the problem. 🤮🙄😥 https://t.co/DLmGalvxUB— Penny K Hayes (@Penny K Hayes) 1626889796.0
McCain has also been threatening to quit Twitter for at least the past 11 years, including a complaint from 2010 when she said she would leave the platform over a photograph.
@MeghanMcCain You talked on the show today that when you get done with the view you will probably quit Twitter. Why wait? Do it now!— Deb Hillman (@Deb Hillman) 1626899108.0
Yes @MeghanMcCain you should quit #TheView and Twitter it would make me so happy.— MagicalUnicorns Artist (@MagicalUnicorns Artist) 1626880826.0
Hey Meghan McCain… Twitter may seem dark to you because we’re calling you out on your lies that literally do real d… https://t.co/WrHFaBrCQK— Its Me Audra (@Its Me Audra) 1626880875.0
I’m very certain the majority of Twitter would gladly delete Meghan McCain’s account for her so the question is, to… https://t.co/bIIJFvpO96— ✨ (@✨) 1626884216.0
@MeghanMcCain is not only leaving #TheView, but she is leaving Twitter! Confetti!! https://t.co/mxKklkcA6E— 🌊🌊🌊Anthony Spina🌊🌊🌊 (@🌊🌊🌊Anthony Spina🌊🌊🌊) 1626880810.0
McCain's threat has the tone of great promise for most of the internet, but it still remains to be seen if she will act on it.