Here we go again. Another day on The View calls for another heated debate with Meghan McCain and co-host Joy Behar losing their cools — and the episode wouldn't be complete without Whoopi Goldberg calling for a commercial break.
On the Thursday, May 20, episode of the morning talk show, the ladies duked it out over the COVID-19 vaccine. While both McCain and Behar agreed when it came to whether or not people should get the vaccine, they butted heads on the efficacy of the rollout. Watch it below.
The argument began with Behar baiting McCain, the only conservative co-host, by stating Republicans are the only people who aren’t getting vaccinated. According to Behar, Republicans are refusing to get the vaccine because they want to "own the libs," referring to Democrats.
McCain calmly refuted Behar's claim, noting that most people aren't getting vaxxed because they're scared of the possible side effects. "The message is absolutely garbage coming from [Dr. Anthony] Fauci," the blonde beauty began, referring to the chief medical advisor to the president. McCain insisted there is a lot of hesitancy amongst multiple demographics, including the African-American community.
The 36-year-old also explained that a lot of women are concerned with the effects it could have on fertility and those in their child-bearing years. Overall, she said people's hesitancy is coming "from a place of fear," rather than politics.
"The fact that there hasn’t been a summit, or discussion, or figures that people trust on TV to try and help quell some of this, that’s why the conspiracy theories keep growing and spreading," she continued, noting the White House and CDC have "done a terrible job" at assuaging people's concerns.
To finish up her rant, McCain told Behar, 78, that making comments such as claiming Republicans want to "own the libs" is "not productive." She also slammed all the "stupid" things done in association to the vaccine — like making the vaccine card too big to carry around. "I’m sick of that," McCain concluded.
Of course, Behar was quick to respond to McCain's remarks. "A lot of people of color have every right to be skeptical of the government. They have been burned for generations by various policies," Behar said, which led McCain to jump in and clarify that she wasn't saying people of color don't have a right to be cautious.
While McCain tried to make her point, Behar shot her down, saying: "Excuse me, I'm not done." However, McCain refused to back down, insisting she wants everyone to get the vaccine before calling Behar out once again for her previous remark. "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.
However, Behar insisted a lot of the people who won’t get the vaccine are watching conservative political commentator Sean Hannity — which McCain strongly disagreed with.
Their debate quickly turned into a screaming match, with both ladies shouting over each other to prove their point. Goldberg had enough of the heated talk show hosts and calmly cut to break.