Last December, Politico reported that “The View” was on the lookout for a conservative woman to take the place being vacated by arch-conservative Meghan McCain. The trouble was finding someone who was neither a Never Trumper nor a January 6 apologist. Kira Davis immediately put together a list of conservative women who would have been great, but as she said, they were looking for an idiot.

The Federalist reports that “The View” has found its full-time conservative co-host: former Trump strategic communications director Alyssa Farah Griffin. She’s sat in on the show before, and we haven’t written much about her, although we do know she agrees with Sunny Hostin that no one needs an AR-15.

Madeline Osburn writes:

When Farah Griffin made her first appearance at the “Hot Topics” table last October, she began by desperately apologizing for serving in the Trump administration and bent the knee with nervous laughter to every insult her co-hosts threw at her.

She attempted to distance herself from Trump by noting that she was initially working under Vice President Pence. Co-host Sunny Hostin shot back, “So you’re not working for Darth Vader, but you’re a stormtrooper.”

Corporate media outlets called the exchange “embarrassing” for Farah Griffin, and it was, but not for the reasons they assume. What’s embarrassing is disowning your own previously held beliefs, convictions, and career’s work in exchange for seal claps, media attention, and the approval of Whoopi Goldberg.

It’s a pretty good bet that this move isn’t going to attract a lot of conservative viewers to “The View” to see the fireworks.

See, we’re balanced! We have someone from the Trump administration!


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