ABC News’ “The View” star Joy Behar and co-host Meghan McCain got into a heated argument after Behar slammed House Republicans for trying to smear FBI agent Peter Strzok because of they are “afraid of losing their seats.”
Behar was fired up when discussing Thursday’s congressional hearing with Strzok, and she bashed Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) for attacking Strzok in an attempt to protect President Trump.
Gowdy, who announced in January that he is retiring from Congress at the end of his term, was among the most outspoken Republicans during the grilling of Strzok.
“They’re afraid of losing their seats because they have to agree with Trump,” Behar said.
“Trey Gowdy is stepping down, he’s not going to be in office anymore,” the show’s conservative host Meghan McCain said.
“I wish he would step down,” Behar fired back, to which McCain yelled, “He is, you got your wish.”
“Good,” Behar said as the audience cheered.
“Oh, please with the clapping. He’s one of the good ones,” McCain said to the crowd.
Behar then interrupted, “No, he’s not.”
The fireworks on “The View” didn’t end there. After the commercial break, McCain took exception to guest host Tara Setmayer referring to Trump’s supporters as a “cult.”
“There’s a large group of people who blindly follow what this man says, that don’t think for themselves,” Setmayer said. ”That is a cult.”
McCain proclaimed she is not a Trump supporter but defends them anyway. The panel went on to bicker about whether or not Trump supporters should be labeled a “cult,” as McCain appeared furious.
Behar reprimanded her co-hosts for talking over each other, threatening to go to commercial, before giving McCain the last word.
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