Meghan McCain has revealed more information about her departure from The View this past July, citing a “toxic work environment” where she felt punished and singled out for being conservative.

The View “is billed as an arena for women to share and discuss their views on politics and the most important topics of the day, an arena historically occupied by men, a space where women support and respectfully challenge each other,” McCain wrote in her recently released audiobook, Bad Republican. “But, the truth is that the environment on the show is toxic.”

She slammed former co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar for making the arguments “really personal,” and said that she hated hosting her final season before she decided to leave.

The daughter of politician and former presidential candidate John McCain, who passed away in 2018, Meghan McCain has been a prominent conservative television personality and daytime talk show host.

When she left the show to go on maternity leave, she said that she thought “they liked not having someone who would fight with them or give an unpopular opinion.”

McCain later revealed that everything changed when the show went virtual during the Covid-19 pandemic, and Joy Behar told her, on air, that she “didn’t miss her” while she was gone.

“When we broke for commercial, I burst into tears,” she recalled in her audio memoir. “Not just like tearing up, uncontrollable sobbing… I was super hormonal and deeply hurt.”

Citing postpartum anxiety, McCain stated that what Behar said was, “the worst thing anyone ever did to me on camera in my entire life.”

According to People, Meghan McCain and Joy Behar have not spoken since, and that the show did very little to comfort her in what was clearly an insult thrown on-air.

“Had somehow the executive producers or the network come together to fix it and to make us talk it out in a real way, I would’ve moved on,” McCain said. But ABC reportedly never reached out to have the hosts patch things up and reconcile.

She told People that there’s no point to The View if the women hosting the show do not respect each other’s opinions, and that she felt it was unfair that the attention was always on her for being the most conservative.

“There are producers paid a great deal of money to mitigate this,” McCain said. “They didn’t want to, didn’t care to, or just were too lazy to, and I don’t know the answer to what it is.”

Last month on the show, two hosts, Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin, were taken off the air as producers scrambled to inform them that they had tested positive with a breakthrough case of Covid-19. Producers were equally lambasted and criticized for their handling of how to remove the two hosts from the stage, leaving Joy Behar alone and confused right before an interview with Vice President Kamala Harris.

ABC had billed her interview as the Vice President’s “first in-studio interview since taking office,” but a talk was later done on video instead. McCain criticized the show after it happened, expressing that she was glad she had left.

“There’s stuff that happens on The View that shouldn’t be allowed,” Meghan McCain said.

“For whatever reason, there’s a deep level of misogyny about the way The View is covered and written about in the media, where tabloids are always writing about the co-hosts hating each other backstage,” she explained. “It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy because the atmosphere of The View breeds drama: producers can’t control hosts, manage conflict or control leaking.”

“My take on the show is that working at The View brings out the worst in people,” McCain said. “I believe that all the women and the staff are working under conditions where the culture is so fucked up, it feels like quicksand.”