The View co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Meghan McCain had a nasty fight on Monday’s show when the Republican co-host accused her liberal peers of not wanting to hear a conservative perspective, “ever.” The argument started as the hosts were hyperventilating that Republicans were not “fulfilling their oath” to impeach President Trump and McCain tried to rein in her co-hosts’ emotional reactions back to reality.
Each co-host, even “moderate” Abby Huntsman, began the show touting Democrat talking points, by accusing Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell of rejecting their oath of office by hinting they would vote against impeachment. Huntsman wailed that President Trump was a liar, cheater, and bully and it made her sick:
I have a pit in my stomach with every day with this president is he represents everything the opposite of what we're taught to be as human beings. You lie, you get away with it. You cheat, you get away with it. You bully people, you get away with it. This is what I continue to struggle with. I want it to be on the American people. The American people need to look in the mirror and say, what do we want representing us in this country? You need to vote on that in this next election.
That inspired her liberal co-hosts to complain Republicans were hypocrites for voting to impeach President Clinton.
“They went after him because they felt he lied,” Whoopi said, downplaying Clinton perjuring himself before Congress. Joy Behar defended Clinton as only having perjured himself “because he was willing to go under oath” unlike Trump.
Sunny Hostin also angrily lectured Republican Senators still in Congress for impeaching Clinton but supporting Trump:
I cannot believe that they would vote to impeach and convict a president, a sitting president for perjuring himself, and they would not vote to convict a president -- And remove a president who CLEARLY used a -- wanted to use a foreign government for his own personal benefit to impede our very democracy! That is the height of hypocrisy for this Republican-led Senate! I don’t understand that.
Meghan McCain cut in then to call out her co-hosts sanctimonious outrage, pointing out that they were supposed to be analyzing the politics, not “litigating ethics.”
“My job here is not to litigate the ethics of it. I'm an ABC political analyst along with being a View co-host, and my job is to analyze the politics of it,” she touted.
As Hostin and McCain interrupted each other, Whoopi tried to talk over them. McCain accused her co-hosts of not wanting to hear the conservative perspective on anything: “Let me talk. I let you finish. Do you want to hear a conservative perspective on the show ever?”
That really riled up Whoopi who angrily scolded, “Girl, please stop talking! Please stop talking right now!”
McCain retorted that she wouldn’t talk for the rest of the show. “No problem. No problem. I won't talk for the rest of the show. No problem,” she griped.
Whoopi snarked back, “I'm okay with that. I'm okay with that. Because if you are going to behave like this--” she began as McCain tried to defend herself.
A flustered Whoopi then abruptly cut to commercial.