While viewers are familiar with recurring guest host Navarro, Griffin, 32, first joined the show earlier this summer. Many were outraged at the decision to bring on the former Trump aide due to her conservative opinions, but McCain, 37, is more concerned about her family ties.
"I don't know her at all. The only thing I know about her is her family — she comes from an extremely, extremely controversial background," she noted. "Her dad is a very famous homophobe and racist who started birtherism. He’s actually the person that invented Obama’s birtherism."
McCain is referring to the debunked theory that the former POTUS was born overseas.
"So that’s what I know about her, and that’s not necessarily a reflection of her. Again, I don't know her," the pregnant author emphasized. "I don't want to say anything negative about someone who's doing that job right now."
"I wish her the best of luck," McCain added. "It is very hard, and it's gonna get harder when midterms come. I wish her success."
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As OK! previously reported, the Arizona native was blindsided when she learned Griffin and Navarro would be replacing her.
"No one reached out to Meghan about today's big announcement," a source shared at the time. "She found out the same moment everyone else did. There was a brief discussion about letting her know, but ultimately it was decided Meghan couldn’t be trusted. She would have leaked the information while promoting herself."
Regardless of the messy situation, McCain's old colleague Joy Behar, 79, believes Griffin's presence brings a much-needed breath of fresh air to the program.
"Alyssa has got a whole different personality. I think it will be smoother, frankly," the TV vet shared. "I think this girl is going to do very well."