Things got tense between Meghan McCain and Joy Behar on The View Monday, prompting a response from co-host Whoopi Goldberg and many others on social media.
While discussing the exit of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and the vacancy of the role’s impending impact on immigration, Behar was interrupted by McCain and responded to her by saying, “I listened to you, let me just finish.” That’s when McCain made a laughing noise that stopped Behar mid-sentence.
“Part of your job is to listen to me,” McCain replied, drawing a reaction from the audience. “I’m just saying.”
Goldberg, who was in her usual role as moderator at the table, put a swift end to the confrontation.
“So here’s the deal, here’s what’s not going to happen today,” Goldberg said. “We’re not gonna do this. Everybody gets a conversation piece, everybody gets to say their piece, and we don't need to comment if we don’t like what we’re hearing. Just let folks talk.”
McCain’s actions drew criticism on Twitter, even from people who normally appreciate what she brings to the show.
BOOM!!!! Thank you @WhoopiGoldberg shutting Meghan's rude behind down!! She is so unprofessional. I appreciate you putting her in her place. When is the View going to give Megs the boot!— Shelby #Team Kamala 2020# (@lovin_shelby) April 8, 2019
@MeghanMcCain I have been trying to like you because I admired your dad but you keep pushing me. You show no respect for the more experienced women who sit next to you. You are rude, a bully and a mean girl. Find the right ways to stand up for yourself. @TheView @ABC @JoyVBehar— Kim Kamensky (@Kim_Kamensky) April 8, 2019
Why does @ABC @theview keep @MeghanMcCain when they have a more articulate, intelligent, humorous and pleasant cohost to replace her with? Her boorish behaviour and complete disrespect of the other cohosts make watching the show unpleasant instead of enjoyable. Bring back Anna!— Susan Hales (@seh369) April 8, 2019
She has to go after that comment— Irene (@angelschool) April 8, 2019
Meghan McCain is one of the most entitled and obnoxious people on TV. https://t.co/gWQkOFTn46— Laura Bogart (@LDBogart) April 8, 2019
I watch #TheView every day. I appreciate having Meghan McCain’s conservative point of view. I even find myself agreeing with her at times. However, I don’t appreciate her childish antics. It’s annoying and takes away from the conversation.— Raven Simone (@RavensRantz) April 8, 2019
After Goldberg made her statement, inviting Behar to finish her thought, a calm and collected Behar drew applause from the crowd with her response.
“I forgot what it was now.”
The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on ABC.
Check out what happened the last time Meghan McCain and Joy Behar got heated on The View:
Read more from Yahoo Entertainment:
Want daily pop culture news delivered to your inbox? Sign up here for Yahoo Entertainment & Lifestyle’s newsletter.