Relaymedia

Candace Cameron-Bure Says It's 'Incredibly Intimidating' Being the Only Christian, Social Conservative on 'The View'

( [email protected] ) Jul 29, 2016 11:37 AM EDT
Candace Cameron-Bure has revealed that the current election season has kept her on her toes as her conservative viewpoints often clash with those of her fellow "The View" co-hosts.
Candace Cameron-Bure and Raven Symoné appear during a segment of "The View." YouTube

Candace Cameron-Bure has revealed that the current election season has kept her on her toes as her conservative viewpoints often clash with those of her fellow "The View" co-hosts.

Cameron-Bure, 40, was originally hired by "The View" in 2015 in an attempt to feature a "controversial conservative" personality, similar to that former co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who left "The View" in 2013 for a position at Fox News.

She's lived up to expectations, often sparring with co-hosts Raven Symoné, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar, who tend to have more liberal points of view, over issues such as religious freedom, prayer, and morality.

"It can be incredibly intimidating at times, but it's keeping me on my toes," the "Fuller House" actress recently told People Magazine. "I've got to read the news every night, and I have to have an opinion about things, so I love the job and being able to do that."

She added, "But some days I can handle it better than others. It depends on what Whoopi and Joy have to say!"

Earlier, Cameron-Bure admitted to Fox News that sometimes, it's difficult being the only Christian and social conservative on the show, as her opinions are rarely backed up by her co-hosts.

"I realize sometimes I am the lone conservative or lone Republican sitting at the table some days," she said. "And some days it's hard to not have backup but we are all there to share our opinions and I think that's one thing that about me, I don't get hot headed."

However, the mother-of-three told Fox News she doesn't let such disagreements negatively affect her.

"I don't take any of it personally," she said. "I don't think really any of the women are on the panel mean it personally. We all have different opinions that is why we are there."

Bure added, "I believe in what I believe but I love being open and listening to others and it doesn't matter to me at the end of the day whether we agree or not," she explained. "I believe in healthy conversation, and that's what I always try to bring to the table. I don't get overly impassioned or angry with someone who doesn't agree with me, that's just my personality."  

Despite her conservative viewpoints, the actress said she still hasn't made up her mind about who to vote for, as she has in the past expressed her disappointment in both Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

"I am actually still very undecided as to what I am going to do as far as voting," she said. "I hope over time it isn't as much of a circus, and we really get into the issues, and I look forward to hearing the candidates be [the] best presidential self they can be. I think that's really going to help me determine where my vote goes."

Earlier this month, the "Dancing with the Stars" alum revealed she is "disappointed" with Trump's pick for his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, saying she would have preferred former surgeon Ben Carson.

"I think he [Mike Pence] is a smart choice in terms of trying to bridge the GOP, bridge the Republican party back together because he does hold conservative values," Bure said, adding, "he's been in office for a long time. He has a record of consistent, conservative choices that he's made."

"But for me, I was a little disappointed only in the sense that I would've liked to see someone a little more diverse. Maybe see the president and vice president a little more culturally balanced."

The View airs weekdays (11 a.m ET) on ABC, and Fuller House season 1 is currently streaming on Netflix.

Tags : Candace Cameron Bure, The View, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Christian, Conservative, Ramon Symoné