Senior Legal Correspondent and Analyst for ABC News as well as co-host on The View Sunny Hostin's remarks about the impeachment of President Donald Trump in contrast to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton set off another heated exchange between co-host Meghan McCain and Whoopi Goldberg.
"You had so many Senators that voted [during the Clinton impeachment trial] 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."
"That is the height of hypocrisy for this Republican-led Senate. I don't understand it."
Meghan McCain interjected:
"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 —"
"But I'm not talking about you. I'm talking about people that are the Senators —"
McCain interrupted again to say:
"Just let me finish. I let you talk. Just let me finish."
As the two continued to talk over each other, Goldberg cut in to try to steer the conversation back on track. In response, McCain asked whether people wanted to hear a conservative perspective "on the show ever."
"Girl, please stop talking. Please stop talking right now."
McCain, in an apparent pout, replied:
"No problem. I won't talk for the rest of the show."
But rather than make nice with the frequently disruptive McCain, Goldberg responded:
"I'm OK with that, if you're going to behave like this."
McCain continued talking despite vowing to stop speaking however.
Senator McCain's daughter said:
"I'm not behaving like anything. I'm trying to show conservative perspective."
Goldberg then called for a commercial break.
Video of the exchange quickly went out on social media where McCain found few, if any, supporters.
Whoopi Goldberg telling Megan McCain to “just stop talking” is the Hanukkah gift I knew I needed but never dreamed… https://t.co/Kwj4EvV2fy— Jarett Wieselman (@Jarett Wieselman) 1576515526.0
#TheView. The look ya gonna get from Whoopi when you REALLY piss her off! https://t.co/ITrDpFvMdJ— Michigan Resister Y Town 💪🏼 (@Michigan Resister Y Town 💪🏼) 1576513829.0
Whoopi gathered Meghan like a deck of cards. Finally ❗❗❗❗❗❗ Meg, "You in danger girl..." #TheView #Whoopi https://t.co/BN5xWRfDzU— 👑 K I N G - C A L I O 👽 (@👑 K I N G - C A L I O 👽) 1576513508.0
whoopi really said “girl please stop talking” 😧 https://t.co/ubaKe4dIRa— Déjà The View (@Déjà The View) 1576514018.0
It’s getting closer and closer to tha moment Whoopi takes her out #TheView https://t.co/4UPXgfBYXq— ✌🏽Melanin Magic ✨ (@✌🏽Melanin Magic ✨) 1576513138.0
@charletucka @TarshaTee This Is Literally Me Right Now!!! https://t.co/RDLqrEHGL1— ®️⃤ D⃤Official_RazzleDazzle (@®️⃤ D⃤Official_RazzleDazzle) 1576518684.0
And someone with a parody account with an interesting account name—GhostofJohnMcCain—weighed in.
Others speculated about the live audience.
@FleshFire @belladonnaflame @dejatheviewpod The "right now" is what got me. Cause you know a house shoe is about to… https://t.co/HPPh7kT0Vo— Stay safe. Wear Your Mask. Get The Shot. (@Stay safe. Wear Your Mask. Get The Shot.) 1576518409.0
Whether the relationship between the hosts of The View will improve or worsen remains to be seen.