Meghan McCain, Joy Behar argue over GOP support for Gaetz

“The View” co-hosts Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Meghan McCain to produce 'Don't Sweat the Small Stuff' Lifetime movie starring Heather Locklear Fox News blasts 'ambush' of Carlson at Montana fly-fishing store MORE and Joy BeharJosephine (Joy) Victoria BeharMeghan McCain to produce 'Don't Sweat the Small Stuff' Lifetime movie starring Heather Locklear Here's the strong, unapologetic conservative to replace Meghan McCain McCain blasts misogyny of 'View' coverage in exiting remarks MORE got into an argument on Tuesday over the Republican Party's support for embattled Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzPhotos of the Week: Olympic sabre semi-finals, COVID-19 vigil and a loris The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - CDC equates Delta to chickenpox in contagiousness Gaetz, Greene and Gohmert turned away from jail to visit Jan. 6 defendants MORE (R-Fla.). 

The discussion took place on ABC’s daytime talk show the day after former Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg pleaded guilty to several charges as part of a plea deal.

Behar argued that the Republican Party only cares when their members speak out against former President TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE. She said Gaetz feels like “he has cover in the Republican Party” because he still supports Trump's baseless claims that he won last year's presidential election.  

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McCain responded by saying that Behar doesn't know anything about the GOP and that Republican lawmakers are "embarrassed" by Gaetz.

She also said some Democratic lawmakers should be removed from their committees for making comments about the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians.

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Behar then asked McCain what the GOP should be called, suggesting the "QAnon Party" might be appropriate.

McCain replied that Behar can call the GOP whatever she wants, adding that Behar’s influence in the party “is almost zero."

“What Republican is like, 'Joy Behar doesn’t like my party, oh God, I better stop voting for them now,'” McCain said.

Both co-hosts continued to argue back and forth on whether Gaetz should be removed from the party and convicted of the allegations against him. Co-host Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi GoldbergMeghan McCain to produce 'Don't Sweat the Small Stuff' Lifetime movie starring Heather Locklear Here's the strong, unapologetic conservative to replace Meghan McCain McCain blasts misogyny of 'View' coverage in exiting remarks MORE eventually cut them off by going to a commercial break.

Among the six counts Greenberg pled guilty to on Monday is a charge of sex trafficking of a minor. Gaetz has denied any wrongdoing and hasn’t been charged.