Whoopi Goldberg wants you to put some respect on it! Things got heated once again on The View when Joy Behar and Meghan McCain got into a debate over whether all veterans and soldiers are off-limits to criticism. Fox News' Laura Ingraham questioned the White House's top expert on Ukraine Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman after he testified about President Donald Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
While the women defended Vindman, they were at odds over whether or not vets, and servicemen and women, are immune to criticism. McCain, who is the daughter of late Senator and veteran John McCain stated,
If you are questioning Tulsi Gabbard and you are questioning Mr. Vindman right now, I don’t understand where we come into place, where we can question people who have sacrificed and served in war, right now, in the American dialogue. I don’t like it when Laura Ingraham did it last night, I don’t like it when Hillary Clinton does it to Tulsi Gabbard. I think it sets a very, very bizarre precedent.
McCain went on to say,
People who put their life on the line for America and freedom, their loyalty to America should not be questioned. And I’m not going to sit here and do it.
Behar responded by saying,
Just because somebody served does not ipso facto make them above reproach.
McCain fired back and remarked,
For me and where I come from, it does. If you are putting your life on the line for freedom, yes. Soldiers in this country and veterans and people who have lived and fought for freedom get a pass from me.
Goldberg then stepped in and told everyone to "just take a breath." Goldberg insisted,
Everybody has something to say at the table, we really do want to hear from everybody, but we’re starting to do that thing.
McCain piped up and said,
I don’t know what that means, 'that thing.'
When Goldberg tried to explain it meant talking over each other, McCain retorted,
Well, it's The View.
Goldberg herself took a breath and then responded to McCain,
It is The View, let me tell you something about The View. This show has always had the ability to have different points of view, which we respect around the table. When we talk to each other, we also exhibit respect. So, when I’m saying to you, 'Hold up, because we’re not hearing each other,' I’m not trying to cut you off, I’m trying to get you heard.
McCain conceded to what Goldberg was stating and claimed,
I don’t think you’re trying to cut me off but...
Goldberg clapped back and remarked before going to commercial,
But that’s what you’re doing right now, we’ll be back!
WHEW! Things are getting spicy! Watch it all go off below.