‘The View’ descended into chaos this week, when co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Meghan McCain got into a heated exchange during a conversation about President Donald Trump’s impeachment.
The confrontation came after fellow co-host Sunny Hostin described differences she observed between former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial in the senate, and the current impeachment surrounding Trump.
Hostin said, “You had so many senators that voted to not only impeach but also convict President Clinton for, yes, perjuring himself. Many of those same people are still in the Senate. I cannot believe they would vote to impeach and convict a sitting president for perjuring himself and they would not vote to convict a president, and remove a president, who clearly wanted to use a foreign government for his own personal benefit to impede our very democracy.”
She continued, “That is the height of hypocrisy for this Republican-led Senate,” she said. “I don’t understand it.”
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That’s when McCain injected herself into the conversation, saying, “My job here is not to litigate the ethics of it. I’m an ABC political analyst along with being a ‘View’ co-host, my job is to analyze the politics of it. And I’m telling you the politics…”
Hostin interrupted, “But I’m not talking about you. I’m talking about people that are the senators.”
McCain shot back, “Just let me finish. I let you talk. Just let me finish…” She and Hostin continued to talk over each other, when Goldberg cut in. McCain asked whether people wanted to hear a conservative perspective “on the show ever.”
Goldberg said, “Girl, please stop talking. Please stop talking right now.”
McCain said, “No problem. I won’t talk for the rest of the show.”
Goldberg responded, “I’m OK with that, if you’re going to behave like this.”
Whoopi: “Girl, please stop talking right now.”
Meghan McCain: “No problem. I won’t talk for the rest of this show.”
Whoopi: “I’m OK with that.”
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“I’m not behaving like anything,” McCain continued. “I’m trying to show conservative perspective.”
Goldberg then called for a timeout, after which there was a commercial break.