Whoopi Goldberg and Meghan McCain spoke about that heated debate during Tuesday’s “The View”.
Monday saw the pair hotly contest Donald Trump’s impeachment, with the panel discussing Trump officials’ refusal to testify in the impeachment process, as well as former vice-president Joe Biden saying he also wouldn’t go under oath.
The conversation resulted in Goldberg telling McCain to “please stop talking.”
Despite the spat, Goldberg insisted Tuesday: “We just got to do a little clean-up before we do anything. Things get heated on this show, if you watch this show you know this has happened over the years. We are really passionate, this is our jobs, we come in, we talk to each other, sometimes we are not as polite as we could be. That’s just the way it is.
“But you will be dealing with the same thing when you are sitting around your table with your family. And you don’t agree or somebody says something and it goes off the rails. This is part of what we do. This is not an indication that women can’t sit around and talk.”
The host continued, “Anybody, wherever you sit on this, don’t assume that we are over here with little butcher knives under the table. You know? It just doesn’t work that way. This is our gig. Sometimes it goes off the rails and it does. And if you can say that’s never happened to any of y’all, if you’ve never had this happen, you understand where we are coming from. Everybody just calm down, we have been on the air for a while and we step in poopy. We step in poopy and stuff happens. Everybody just calm down.”
McCain jumped in, “Can I say something? Whoopi and I get along great. I love you very much. I’ve loved you for a long time. You were good friends with my dad. We fight like we’re family. It’s all good. We’re not tearing the set apart. Calm down. All of you. It’s all good.”
Goldberg continued, “And it’s always been like this. People have clashed and gone back and forth,” as McCain said: “I think the media blowing it up, I don’t think it would happen with men.”