Meghan McCain knows a thing or two about voicing her opinion — especially when it comes to disagreeing with her cohosts on The View.
Since the blonde beauty returned to the daytime talk show — following her three month hiatus to welcome her first daughter, Liberty, in September with husband Ben Domenech — she has been at the center of quite a few heated debates.
The tense encounters have escalated so much that OK! recently learned ABC News president Kim Godwin pulled the women in for a chat following McCain's most recent spat with Behar late last month. Godwin allegedly told the ladies that the attacks against one another are getting too personal, which is coming off as toxic to viewers.
The crews' meeting to improve the culture behind the scenes didn't bode well with McCain, who apparently stormed out of the meeting because she felt she was being "attacked."
If the ladies don't change their dynamic after their meeting, viewers are guaranteed to witness more controversial on-air debates, fights and nasty commentary.
Scroll through to see McCain's most explosive moments on The View.
McCain most recently got into it with Goldberg and Behar on the Monday, May 24, episode. At the time, the women were discussing Republican representative Marjorie Taylor Greene's comments comparing the treatment of people who don't want to wear masks anymore to the treatment of the Jewish people in the Holocaust.
While McCain was going on a tirade about the recent spike in antisemitic attacks against Jewish people in the U.S. — following the Israel-Hamas conflict — Goldberg tried cutting to break, which McCain obviously didn't like. "Why are you cutting me off?" the 36-year-old shouted over Goldberg, who snapped back: "I’m cutting you off cause we have to go, Meghan! Why do you think I’m cutting you off?"
When the Monday, May 24, episode returned from commercial break, McCain and Behar had a tense exchange of words regarding Greene and Democratic representative Ilhan Omar, who previously criticized Israel. According to McCain, the Democratic party has done little to strip Omar of her power compared to the Republicans, who have apparently done such to Greene.
Behar, who previously praised Democrats for their stance against antisemitism, pushed back on McCain's statement and said she resented her comments. "Well, I resent a lot of things, so we’re even," the blonde babe sniped, leading Behar to fire back: "I've been talking about antisemitism on this show for 25 frikkin’ years. Don’t tell me what I’m supposed to be saying, Meghan, OK? You do your thing, we do ours."
"I’m not telling you what you’re supposed to say." McCain responded: "I’m well aware we do separate things on this show, Joy, OK? And I know you’ve been here 25 years. I’ve been here four." Behar snarked: "That’s right. That’s right. You should have some respect for that, once in a blue moon."
For once it seemed like McCain and Behar finally agreed on the show, but they managed to find something to bicker about on the May 20 episode. Both ladies felt it was important for everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine; however, their conversation over the efficacy of the rollout resulted in both cohosts losing their cool.
Behar insisted Republicans are the only people who aren’t getting vaccinated because they want to "own the libs," referring to Democrats. In response, McCain slammed Behar, noting that making comments such as claiming Republicans want to "own the libs" is "not productive."
She also pointed out that other demographics, such as people of color and women, are the ones who are hesitant to receive the vaccine. Behar was quick to respond, stating people of color "have every right to be skeptical of the government," because they've "been burned for generations by various policies."
While McCain tried to clarify her stance, Behar shot her down, saying: "Excuse me, I'm not done." Once McCain had a moment to speak, she attacked Behar once more over her comments. "When you come on the show and just say, 'Oh, we're owning the libs.' It's just factually inaccurate about the demographics who are not getting the vaccine," McCain said.
Both McCain and Behar then launched into a screaming match, with Goldberg quickly cutting to break.
Another day, another argument. Two days before McCain and Behar disagreed on the vaccine rollout, they butted heads on the future and position of Matt Gaetz — who is accused of paying for sex with an underage girl — in the Republican party.
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Behar questioned what the Republican party stands for and why they won't remove Gaetz. She also insisted the right-wing party doesn't care what you do, "as long as you say Trump won the election." She then asked McCain what to call the Republican party when there are people who are defending Gaetz but were quick to get rid of Liz Cheney, who lost her seat after trying to impeach former president Donald Trump.
McCain told Behar to call the party whatever she wants because she has no association with Republicans. She also made it clear that she doesn't care what her cohost thinks about her political position. “What Republican is like, ‘Oh, Joy Behar doesn’t like my party? Oh God, I better stop voting for them now,'” McCain said on the morning show.
McCain noted Behar has no influence over Republicans like she herself has no influence over Democrats — which led the 78-year-old to call McCain out for always putting in her two cents when it comes to Democrats.
Before Goldberg shut down the women's conversation over one another's political party, McCain concluded her argument. “You saying that the Republican party is trash, I don’t care. It’s not revelatory,” she told Behar. “Who cares, you say it every single day. Every single day, you hate Republicans. Oh my God, how revelatory!"
While McCain and Goldberg weren't screaming at each other on the Monday, April 5, morning show episode, things between the two got extremely awkward. Prior to the tense encounter, the ladies were discussing Major League Baseball's decision to move this year's All Star Game from Atlanta in light of Georgia's new voting law — which will put new restrictions on voting by mail.
As McCain continued her MLB rant, stating that "Republicans and Democrats have to learn to live with each other," Goldberg muttered: "They do know that — oh, for frog legs," which prompted a confused McCain to respond, "I’m sorry? I’m sorry?”
The claws were most certainty out on the Tuesday, March 8, episode when a conversation about cartoons quickly turned sour between none other than McCain and Behar. The row began when McCain said she wasn't a "fan of censorship" and how work like Dr. Seuss and characters like Mr. Potato Head and Pepé Le Pew are being canceled because they didn't age well.
Behar then blamed the "right-wing media" for using cancel culture as a distraction from Republican senators' refusal to pass the COVID-19 relief bill. Behar insisted not one Republican in the Senate voted for the COVID relief package, which was popular with 60% of Americans, yet they all voted to give "tax breaks to rich people."
However, McCain snapped back, insisting that 9% of the bill that all the republican Senators voted for was going towards COVID relief. "Show that to 60% of Americans," Behar seethed.
"That's the problem conservatives have," McCain responded. "It's not because we hate poor people and we don't want people to have help during the worst economic crisis of my generation, and I think that narrative — and framing of it — is not only wildly insulting, but it's actually inaccurate."
McCain eventually gave up on the conversation, saying: "Over it today," while Behar and Goldberg spoke over her. Meanwhile, Behar wasn't done pestering McCain, as she repeatedly lowered her hands and said, "Down dog, down," to McCain.
In a new twist of events, McCain had at with cohost Hostin. After the mother-of-one threw shade at Dr. Fauci for his "inconsistent messaging" regarding the novel coronavirus, Hostin backed him on the Monday, February 22, episode. The TV personalities' heated debate came one day after Fauci said he couldn't predict when the U.S. would go back to a state of "normalcy."
McCain called the vaccine rollout a "disaster" and said she was "over" Dr. Fauci. She also insisted the Biden administration remove Fauci and replace him with someone who understands "science or can talk to other countries about how [the U.S.] can be more like" other countries who have achieved greater success.
Behar made it very clear that she didn't miss McCain while she was on maternity leave on the January 5 episode. While Behar was claiming the Republican party was "in trouble," McCain interrupted her, which the long-time host wasn't happy with. “I was speaking!” Behar angrily stated. “I am talking."
“You missed me so much when I was on maternity leave,” McCain jokingly clapped back. “You missed me so much. You missed fighting with me." Behar clarified that that was not the case, telling McCain she "did not miss" the author. "Zero,” the comedian added. McCain was obviously displeased with Behar's comment, calling her “nasty” and that she was just “teasing" her.