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Meghan McCain, who formerly co-hosted “The View,” has hinted at suing her former co-worker Ana Navarro for defamation for suggesting that he had illegally profited from her family’s name.
In response to Navarro’s recent comparison to Hunter Biden, the political commentator—the daughter of late U.S. Senator John McCain—threatened legal action. In an X post, McCain expressed his confusion about why his former coworkers.
“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.”
McCain’s tweet was in response to comments made by Navarro, who defended Hunter Biden by claiming that influence peddling is common.
“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, referring to McCain.
“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.
Meghan McCain Fights Back Nepo Baby Claims By ‘The View’ Co-Host: “Nobody Has Trafficked On The McCain Last Name & Legacy More Than Ana Navarro” https://t.co/8SansTyCOE
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) December 20, 2023
“All accusations are absurd, defamatory and slanderous. I will be consulting my lawyers regarding what was libeled against me on The View this morning.”
McCain tweeted another response to ABC, The View’s parent network, by saying: “I do not take it lightly when any news program suggests I engage in criminal behavior, especially as a former employee of ABC News.”
McCain, who was the show’s “conservative” pundit and a harsh critic of Trump, departed at the year’s conclusion in 2021. Alyssa Fara, another vocal opponent of Trump, took her place, having previously worked in Trump’s White House communications.