Meghan McCain Says 'I Won't Be Quiet' After Row With Whoopi Goldberg on 'The View,' 'Even If It Angers People'

Meghan McCain has taken an on-air argument with Whoopi Goldberg onto social media after The View co-hosts had a heated discussion about the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

The pair, along with co-hosts Abby Huntsman, Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin, were talking about whether the Republicans or the Democrats were approaching the impeachment process impartially.

Ahead of Congress deciding on impeachment Wednesday, the segment started with soundbites from Senator Lindsey Graham and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggesting they had already decided which whey they would vote if it came to trial.

Goldberg asked whether the senators had effectively admitted they were prepared "to violate their constitutional duty" by coming to a decision before they had even heard the evidence.

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Meghan McCain, Co-Host of 'The View', at the Netflix 'Medal of Honor' screening on November 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. She has responded on Twitter to an apparent on-air spat with fellow host Whoopi Goldberg. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

But McCain countered by saying that the impeachment was a "completely partisan process" from those on both the left and the right, and that the general public had "tuned out because both sides are making it as political as they are."

Then tempers started to fray when Hostin described the differences between the current impeachment process and that of the former Democrat President Bill Clinton, which the GOP had backed, calling it "the height of hypocrisy for this Republican-led Senate."

McCain interrupted, saying: "My job here is not to litigate the ethics of it. I'm an ABC political analyst along with being a View co-host, my job is to analyze the politics of it."

After she interrupted Hoskin again, McCain said: "do you want to hear a conservative perspective on the show ever?"

Goldberg lost patience with McCain, saying: "Girl, please stop talking right now."

"No problem," McCain responded. "I won't talk the rest of the show," to which Goldberg responded with: "I'm okay with that, If you're gonna behave like this."

After more sparring, an agitated Goldberg then threw to an advertisement break while the audience murmured at the rise in tension in the studio.

Newsweek has contacted ABC for comment about the spat.

McCain, the daughter of the late John McCain, took to Twitter afterward to double down on her view that the impeachment process had been too politicized by both parties.

She tweeted: "I won't be quiet, even if the reality reflects poorly on the entire political establishment. I have a responsibility to speak for the 50% that feels media doesn't represent them."

She also said: "Dems and Rs alike need to confront the ugly truth: both parties are failing to be impartial jurors."

She also tweeted a poll from RealClearPolitics that showed public support for impeachment was diminishing, with the message: "Pointing out things that are true is part of my job even if it angers people and even if it's politically inconvenient."

It is the latest clash between McCain and her co-hosts. Back in September, she stormed off the set of The View after a dispute with Ana Navarro.

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