“The View” co-host Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainProminent conservatives question Jerry Falwell Jr. vacation photo Meghan McCain asks Mary Trump if she wrote a tell-all for the paycheck Democratic congresswomen: Yoho's apology to Ocasio-Cortez not 'enough' MORE said she takes her role as the sole Republican voice on the show seriously ahead of its season premiere Tuesday.

McCain told Entertainment Tonight that “sometimes I’m calm, sometimes I’m not” when she and her fellow co-hosts get into political arguments.  

"I try to just remind myself that I'm representing 50 percent of the country," McCain said. "I'm representing a bunch of women even though I only have one chair, and it's really important."


McCain added that she often thinks of former "The View" co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who served as a conservative voice on the show, and what she “used to mean to me when I was young.”

"I used to watch 'The View' in college, and she was really such an icon for young Republican women, and I hope I'm giving that to anyone that's watching," McCain said, mentioning a recent trip she took to Wyoming. "I know there's people in the middle of the country that feel like they're really happy that someone is representing them."

McCain also said that “some days are really smooth and some days are Jeanine Pirro,” referencing the heated exchange between the Fox News host and "View" co-host Whoppi Goldberg. Pirro accused Goldberg of spitting in her face and telling her to “get the f--- out of the building” after the two clashed about President TrumpDonald John TrumpMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Trump camp considering White House South Lawn for convention speech: reports Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary MORE.

McCain raised eyebrows on Tuesday after saying on "The View" that she is “not living without guns."  

"The AR-15 is by far the most popular gun in America," the conservative panelist said. "If you're talking about going and taking people's guns away from them, there's going to be a lot of violence."

"I'm not living without guns," McCain continued. "It's just that simple."