The View has always functioned with a slew of voices across the political spectrum. With Meghan McCain gone, there’s an opening for a new young conservative woman on the panel. Liz Wheeler is a popular choice, but there’s one big reason why she probably won’t get the gig.
Wheeler Says They’re Interested
Wheeler has quickly become a popular conservative voice at a fairly young age. A peer of Ben Shapiro, she hosted Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler on One America News Network for five years. She left the controversial network in 2020 to focus on podcasting.
Per the New York Post, Wheeler has had conversations with The View to become their new conservative voice. ABC is looking for someone who is palatable for liberals but will appeal to conservative women. Wheeler’s got a resume and would be immediately recognizable to this demographic. “They said they were impressed with my video podcast The Liz Wheeler Show and my voice,” Wheeler says.
She’s not the network’s top choice. One insider says, “their dream host is Condoleezza Rice.” Wheeler is considerably more right-leaning than McCain and would have a far more favorable view of Donald Trump than McCain ever did. On her way out the door, McCain personally suggested Wheeler take her place. She’s now had multiple rounds of interviews.
May Be Too Controversial
There’s one pretty major hurdle for Wheeler: her vaccination status. The View has just returned to the studio, and Wheeler’s unapologetic anti-vaccination stance might mean its best to stay away. She infamously, and incorrectly according to Facebook and PolitiFact, called Dr. AnthonyFauci a liar. These incidents aren’t in the past either, for she continues to support former Fear Factor host Joe Rogan amid his COVID-19 scandal.
Wheeler insists that she is not vaccinated. Her rhetoric is frequently explicitly targeting vaccination requirements. It’s likely that ABC, a subsidiary of Disney, may not want an unvaccinated person to be the face of one of their core programs.
There’s A Precedent
It was only one month ago when Ingo Rademacher was let go from General Hospital over his refusal to get vaccinated. That was ABC as well, and he’s taking them to court over it.
It’s possible Wheeler is secretly vaccinated. Perhaps she would be willing to do so for the sake of a life-changing gig. Only time will tell what happens to McCain’s vacant seat. Without a vaccine card, Wheeler is at a disadvantage.
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