The View’s Ana Navarro and Meghan McCain had a heated clash on Friday during a debate on the U.S. intelligence official who blew the whistle on President Donald Trump.
McCain and Navarro got into it over the whistleblower’s actions and whether they differ from those of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
“There’s a lot of liberals who are okay with Julian Assange releasing Hillary‘s emails,” McCain said. “Okay. He’s a ‘whistleblower.’ I called him a cyberterrorist. And now at the same time, those same people are screaming bloody murder right now about this whistleblower. I think all interference from a foreign country in our election — all of it — is bad and should be condemned. And you can’t play party politics with this, and there’s a lot of people on the left who are doing that with Julian Assange.”
“I have a problem with both. But what I see as the difference though — if we don’t talk about it, and I think if there is no public pressure, they’d like for it to go away,” Navarro said.
“I don’t want it to go away,” McCain said.
“I’m not talking about you. I’m talking about the administration, the people that are actually impacted by this,” said Navarro.
“All Americans are impacted by this!” McCain fired back.
“I’m talking about the administration!” Navarro replied. “I’m talking about sending Rudy Giuliani out to distract us! I’m talking about telling us yesterday … Stephen Miller is actually dating a human being and not an inflatable. To distract us.”
“I don’t know what that means,” McCain said after the audience laughed.
As both Navarro and McCain spoke up to add to the conversation, Meghan yelled, “Excuse me!”
“I’m two feet away, I don’t need you to scream at me this way,” said Navarro. “I don’t know what you just said,” responded McCain. “I said, don’t scream at me, I’m two feet away,” Navarro shot back.
That was met with a loud, uncomfortable reaction from the studio audience as Joy then threw to a commercial. “You know what, that’s so rude Ana,” said McCain as the show began to break, sarcastically adding, “Welcome back.”
Meghan was then seen storming off the stage as members of the audience were visibly shocked.
When the show returned from commercials, however, McCain was back and they all continued like nothing happened.
lol Meghan McCain stormed off after Ana Navarro said “don’t scream at me, i’m two feet away.” pic.twitter.com/Gz2omi69LC
— Ibrahim (@IbrahimAS97) September 20, 2019
McCain appeared to address the drama on Twitter, writing: “Another day, another drama.”
Another day, another drama. pic.twitter.com/PWiEkoXboI
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) September 20, 2019