Whoopi Goldberg scolds Meghan McCain during impeachment debate: 'Please stop talking'

“The View” co-hosts Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg rips Bill Maher over COVID-19 remarks: 'How dare you be so flippant' CNN's Pamela Brown tests positive for COVID-19 Sidney Poitier, first Black winner of best actor Oscar, dies at 94 MORE and Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain rips 'selfish' Sarah Palin for dining out despite COVID-19 diagnosis Meghan McCain: COVID-19 battle made me doubt if nation will recover from pandemic Meghan McCain calls for CNN to fire Cuomo MORE got into a heated exchange Monday over the topic of President TrumpDonald TrumpMark Walker to stay in North Carolina Senate race Judge lays out schedule for Eastman to speed up records processing for Jan. 6 panel Michael Avenatti cross-examines Stormy Daniels in his own fraud trial MORE’s impeachment.

The moment came shortly after co-host Sunny HostinSunny HostinHoda Kotb tests positive in breakthrough COVID-19 case Whoopi Goldberg tests positive for COVID-19 Condoleezza Rice on Jan. 6: Americans have 'other concerns we should be talking about' MORE began discussing the differences she saw surrounding former President Clinton’s Senate impeachment trial and the situation now over Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

“You had so many senators that voted to not only impeach but also convict President Clinton for, yes, perjuring himself,” Hostin said. “Many of those same people are still in the Senate. I cannot believe they would vote to impeach and convict a sitting president for perjuring himself and they would not vote to convict a president, and remove a president, who clearly wanted to use a foreign government for his own personal benefit to impede our very democracy.”


“That is the height of hypocrisy for this Republican-led Senate,” she said. “I don’t understand it.”

“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,” McCain, the daughter of the late Arizona Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainVoto Latino CEO: Sinema will have a 'very difficult pathway' in 2024 reelection Meghan McCain rips 'selfish' Sarah Palin for dining out despite COVID-19 diagnosis Poll: Sinema approval higher among Arizona Republicans than Democrats MORE (R), chimed in after. “And I’m telling you the politics —"

“But I’m not talking about you,” Hostin responded, “I’m talking about people that are the senators —"

“Just let me finish. I let you talk. Just let me finish,” McCain said as she and Hostin continued to talk over each other.

Goldberg then cut in trying to steer the conversation away when McCain asked whether people wanted to hear a conservative perspective "on the show ever."

"Girl, please stop talking," Goldberg responded. "Please stop talking right now." 


"No problem. I won't talk for the rest of the show," McCain shot back, to which Goldberg responded: "I'm OK with that, if you're going to behave like this."

"I'm not behaving like anything," McCain continued. "I'm trying to show conservative perspective." 

The show then cut to commercial break after Goldberg called for a timeout. 

The moment between Goldberg and McCain went viral on Twitter not long after.

Monday's episode comes months after McCain and Ana NavarroAna Violeta NavarroWhoopi Goldberg tests positive for COVID-19 'Shark Tank' investor Barbara Corcoran apologizes for comments about Whoopi Goldberg on 'The View' Navarro rips 'dimwit' Trump Jr. on 'The View' for COVID-19 and obesity tweet MORE got into a heated debate on the show during a discussion on the intelligence community whistleblower whose complaint helped spark the House's impeachment inquiry into Trump.