Things got pretty heated Friday morning on The View during a conversation about the recent wave of sexual harassment scandals.
The women were discussing Senator Al Franken and the recent charges against him in a conversation that was largely dominated by Sara Haines and Joy Behar, who both expressed the attitude that they had less issue with his offenses than Harvey Weinstein or Senate hopeful Roy Moore.
Meghan McCain then interjected that some Democrats were calling for Senator Franken to step down, which was a bit off topic.
She also pointed out that she does not only watch Fox News but had on CNN and MSNBC last night, which is how she knew this bit of information.
Behar cut McCain off soon after she started however, saying: ‘Fox [News] is harassment central.’
The women of The View were discussing the issue of harassment before Franken’s accuser, Leanne Tweeden, joined them on the program.
Haines was leading the segment, and at one point said: I think it’s dangerous to say all these cases are extreme. There’s an extreme case of Harvey Weinstein. When you talk about Kevin spacey and Roy Moore when you get into [children.]
‘On that part we should all be speaking against it. I like at it as these are kids. These are kids that can’t give consent. This is awful.’
Behar then chimed in and said: ‘Neither Louis C.K. Or Al Franken, Senator Franken has denied it. They both said it’s true and they apologized. I believe C.K. Did also.’
She continued: ‘Whereas Moore and [President] Trump not only do they deny it they say these women are liars. There’s a difference in the way the two camps are dealing with it. Do you not agree?’
Haines then said the level of offense impacts who she would conceivably vote for,m before noting: ‘I encourage everyone to look into it. This isn’t a court of law. For me I could be okay with Al Franken not just because he apologized but after hearing her speak.’
Then, as the women began to discuss Tweeden saying she accepted Franken’s apology McCain said: ‘There’s a lot of Democrats calling for him to step down. If you can believe it, I don’t just watch Fox [News]. There were a lot of Democrats on CNN and NBC…’
It was then that Behar fired off her Fox News insult, to which McCain replied: ‘That’s so cheap. I’m trying to talk about the fact I’m watching other networks and people in your party are calling for the stepping down of Franken being a distraction.’
Behar looked over at mcCain and said: ‘What about it?’
That is when Goldberg tried to can ahold of the conversation but was stunned into silence, pausing before stating: ‘I was going in a different direction. I was going to say – shoot. I don’t know.’
McCain then explained her anger, saying: ‘I was responding to joy. I just don’t think saying Fox is – I know. I used to work there. We’re talking about the present.
She continued: ‘This is what’s exhausting about this conversation. I totally agree with you I think it is absolutely disgusting at this point we’re still having conversations about Roy Moore. We talked about it on the show. He should step down. There’s no way this man should be a senator to begin with.’
This latest dust up comes just two weeks after DailyMail.com broke news of tension of the daytime show between McCain and her fellow hosts.
‘Everything started all lovey-dovey and folks were optimistic that Meghan would be a welcomed addition to the show, but no one knew that she had developed this hardened, cold disposition that’s quite different from when she was being considered for the job before,’ a source close to the show exclusively told DailyMail.com.
‘Initially everyone thought it was her getting a rhythm or trying to find her way, but now people realize she’s has an unwelcoming presence and is only concerned with being engaging to Whoopi behind the scenes.’
An ABC spokesperson has tonight dismissed claims of a rift, and said: ‘This is ridiculous. We’re very pleased that Meghan has joined our table of incredibly smart, accomplished and talented women.
‘Their opinions frequently differ and that’s exactly what the show is designed to do. She’s been warmly welcomed by cast and crew alike. ‘Let it go’.’