Senator John McCain’s daughter Meghan McCain has been conspicuously absent from The View in recent days. She claimed she had to take time out of her co-hosting gig to recover from food poisoning, but viewers seem convinced she’s actually pregnant.
“Sorry to have missed the show today,” Meghan tweeted on March 27. “Sick in bed, will hopefully be back tomorrow.” The next day, she wrote, “Sorry I’m still sick everyone, trying to get better ASAP to get back to the show.” And the day after that: “It’s cold, rainy, and I’m still recovering from food poisoning.”
But fans were skeptical. “Is she sick or pregnant or both?” tweeted @WattsTeddy. Asked @solvar, “Is it morning sickness? Can’t help but think that you’re pregnant because you’re getting further and further away from the table.” And even a week prior, @cotonluver was pondering, “So is Meghan McCain pregnant?” (The simplest query, however, comes from @TrendingFB: “U pregnant?”)
If so, Meghan would be expecting her first child — and her first with her husband of a year and a half, conservative commentator Ben Domenech. So far, Meghan hasn’t commented on the rumors one way or the other, as far as we can tell. If the 33-year-old is pregnant, however, we’d imagine she’d say something by now, if only to take some of the heat off of her reputation at the moment. She has come under fire recently after criticizing 17-year-old Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg and his March for Our Lives speech.
“One thing I will say is that you don’t move the narrative when you use language like this,” she said on The View on March 26. “He said, ‘It just makes me think what sick blank-ers out there want to continue to sell more guns, murder our children and honestly just get reelected. What type of blank-ing person does that? They could have blood from children splattered all over their faces and they don’t take action because all they see are dollar signs.’ I wish we could have it where the rhetoric isn’t that any of us could ‘have blood splattered on our faces and your life perspective wouldn’t be changed.’ I don’t think it’s productive.”
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg defended the teen, telling Meghan, “Well, here’s the thing. These kids are not going to take it. They are sick of waiting for the adults to do it. They are letting you know. Whether they’re cussing you out or speaking beautifully. It doesn’t matter.”
And Twitter users weren’t on board with Meghan’s comments either. “Once again, @MeghanMcCain misses the point,” tweeted @franklyj. “The words of @davidhogg111 aren’t effective because he cursed? The boy watched his friends die and he’s not allowed to swear? Please.” (Meanwhile, journalist Kurt Eichenwald pointed out Meghan uses the same f-word in her Twitter bio.) So yeah, now might be an advantageous time for her to change the topic. We’ll see if she announces a pregnancy in the days to come!