'The View': Meghan McCain, Whoopi Goldberg lock heads over abortion rights and poverty in America
Things got pretty ugly on this week's episode of ABC's 'The View' after co-hosts Meghan and Whoopi fought it out over the possible new justice to the Supreme Court.
'The View' is a hotbed for ugly fights, with voices representing the Democratic party and the Republicans debating on bipartisan issues every so often. Hence, fans of the ABC show, as used to seeing their co-hosts, really get into it with each other every so often. However, the most recent blowout between Meghan McCain and Whoopi Goldberg is unprecedented.
The ladies of 'The View' were discussing one of the most troubling issues that most Americans are debating – retirement of Anthony Kennedy – one of the Supreme Court justices who has been considered by many as the swing vote. President Donald Trump will soon find a replacement for Kennedy and the person would, in all probability, be a hardline Republican who would probably be pro-gun and pro-life.
This as Joy Behar pointed out would mean Trump gets to control all the three branches of government, which is akin to a “dictatorship.” “Thomas Jefferson and James Madison are rolling over in their grave today," she said to which McCain said it only means the wheel is turning and that Democrats and giving over the things that were under their control to the Republicans.
“Well, Democrats were in power for a long time,” McCain said. “You had three branches of government at the time. It's just the pendulum swinging the other way. I knew last night I was texting my sister-in-law and I was, like, tomorrow will be a rough day on the show because I was thrilled. I'm happy we're getting another Supreme Court nominee, especially as a pro-life, pro-gun, strict constitutionalist Republican.”
However, these statements infuriated Goldberg, who doubled down on her co-host and reminded McCain that the constitution "tells me that I have the right to be myself and do the things I want to do, and I don't have to listen to what your religion is, and I don't have to listen to what you want it to be, I have to make sure that as an American citizen, I'm doing the right stuff and taking care of business."
As Republican pandit Tomi Lahren has pointed out in this very show in the past, being pro-gun and pro-life at the same time is hypocritical. If you don't want the government to tell you what firearms you can and cannot have, you cannot let the government decide what a woman does with her body. You cannot have it both ways.
As Goldberg put it during her passionate rant, "If you take my right away from me, to judge what I do for my family and my body, I got a little problem with that. You got a problem. You don't want people to take your guns? Get out of my behind. Get out of my vagina. Get out!”
Golberg and McCain also butted heads while discussing poverty in America, which the latter said is a major cause of the divide in the country – even more so than racism – and accused the mainstream media of ignoring. "When you are living in a tiny town in America and your coal mine or steel mine went under and opiate addiction is raging in your town and there is no hope for your insurance and you can't pay for college--" McCain got so much out before Goldberg interrupted her saying that sounds like black people.
McCain accused Golberg of taking a cheap shot to which she replied, "I know what you're trying to do, and I get it, and that's why I said it with a smile because poor people are everywhere, there's not just white," she said.
Things were reeled in at this point, with everyone at the panel agreeing that they appreciate and value McCain's expertise at the table.