Meghan McCain and Joy Behar got into a contentious spat on The View Friday morning while discussing the White House Rob Porter domestic abuse scandal and what Chief of Staff John Kelly may or may not have known. What’s of note here is that both women are actually on the same side of the issue. However, Behar’s brash sense of humor rubbed McCain the wrong way, and the latter felt that Behar was being insensitive to domestic violence victims.
“We shouldn’t make levity of this, we’re talking about the abuse of a woman,” McCain interjected. “Look at that photo, you shouldn’t be laughing.”
“We”re talking about Kelly, we’re not talking about abuse right now,” Behar shot back. “Don’t say something like that.” After some back and forth, McCain declared that as a Republican she was offended by Behar’s candor. “As a Democrat, I’m offended by Republicans,” Behar offered.
Sunny Hostin managed to steer the conversation back to the subject at hand, but clearly McCain had been stewing. A few minutes later, while discussing how Jared Kushner doesn’t have White House security clearance, McCain turned it back around.
“You’re offended by Republicans, all Republicans, offended by me sitting here?” she asked. “Pretty much,” Behar retorted. “I’m offended by a party that backs a racist.” Exasperated, McCain rolled her eyes and exclaimed, “Oh my god!”
Meanwhile, Sunny Hostin’s face looked like this:
Behar continued, pointing out that 72 percent of the Republicans party still believe Trump is a good role model. “I’m actually going on [CNN’s] the Van Jones Show on Saturday and I was actually looking forward to talking about this in a way that is respectful and not being told that just because I’m a Republican I’m offending you,” McCain continued. “We are not going to move the needle one way or the other just throwing out platitudes and hubris like that, and I would like to have a real conversation about this.”
After some more back and forth, McCain said once again that she looked forward to having the conversation with Jones on Saturday and Behar sniped back, “Good,” before cutting to what must have been the most awkward commercial break ever. Agree to disagree, ladies?