Meghan McCain to Joy Behar: 'You guys have done a piss-poor job of convincing me that I should vote for a Democrat'

Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainClay Aiken podcast looks for political balance Meghan McCain announces pregnancy, plans to telecommute to 'The View' Meghan McCain invokes father in call to self-isolate, asks public to 'be selfless' MORE told her “The View” co-host Joy BeharJosephine (Joy) Victoria BeharMeghan McCain announces pregnancy, plans to telecommute to 'The View' Meghan McCain: Trump will replace Pence with Haley to counter 'identity politics' Joy Behar taking time off from 'The View' due to coronavirus concerns: report MORE in a heated exchange on Tuesday that she’s “done a piss-poor job of convincing” her to vote for a Democrat in November’s election.

The back-and-forth comes as Wednesday’s final Democratic primary debate before the Nevada caucuses will feature the first appearance from former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. The former Republican and billionaire businessman is expected to be the focus of his 2020 rivals as he continues to surge in the polls. 

Bloomberg is under heavy criticism over past comments unearthed this week, including some that were racially insensitive and others that sounded dismissive of farmers.


"If Democrats don’t take him out, Republicans will,” McCain declared first flagged by Media Matters. “You want to go up against [President] Trump and you want to take the moral high ground, Democrats? I don’t know if this guy is going to be the one you can put your character up against.”

Behar responded by reeling off some of the insensitive comments Trump has made.

“I’m not defending Trump because I’m attacking Bloomberg!” exclaimed McCain. “I’m supposed to give Bloomberg a pass? Not on this show! Not with this host!" 

“I would like to know who you are going to vote for. Who are you voting for?” Behar asked in response. 

“Who I vote for is none of your business!" McCain retorted. "But I am not voting for Trump and I sure as hell am not voting for Bloomberg!”


“So you’re not going to vote. So you’re not going to vote. You’re not voting for Trump and you’re not voting for a Democrat. You said that," Behar shot back. 

“You know, you guys have done a piss-poor job of convincing me that I should vote for a Democrat," McCain replied as fellow co-host Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi GoldbergBiden: I'm most concerned about misinformation during coronavirus crisis Meghan McCain invokes father in call to self-isolate, asks public to 'be selfless' Whoopi Goldberg joins 'The View' from home as social distancing on TV becomes new normal MORE quickly cut to commercial break. 

Bloomberg, 78, qualified for Wednesday's debate following the release of a new NPR–PBS NewsHour–Marist poll early Tuesday. 

“Mike is looking forward to joining the other Democratic candidates on stage and making the case for why he's the best candidate to defeat Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump orders US troops back to active duty for coronavirus response Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress Fighting a virus with the wrong tools MORE and unite the country," Bloomberg's campaign manager, Kevin Sheekey, said in a statement. "The opportunity to discuss his workable and achievable plans for the challenges facing this country is an important part of the campaign process."

The NPR-PBS NewsHour poll has Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike Overnight Energy: Court upholds Trump repeal of Obama fracking rule | Oil price drop threatens fracking boom | EPA eases rules on gasoline sales amid coronavirus The Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders pushes on in 2020 race MORE (I-Vt.) on top with 31 percent support nationally, followed by Bloomberg with 19 percent, a 15-point jump from the same poll in December. 

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFighting a virus with the wrong tools Trump bucks business on Defense Production Act Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — US coronavirus cases hit 100,000 | Trump signs T stimulus package | Trump employs defense powers to force GM to make ventilators | New concerns over virus testing MORE gets 15 percent support in the poll, a 9-point drop since December. 

The Nevada caucuses are set for Saturday.