Whoopi Goldberg shuts down Meghan McCain in tense clash on 'The View': 'Stop talking right now'

It was an explosive day on “The View” after Whoopi Goldberg clashed with co-host Meghan McCain.

McCain was attempting to respond to panelist Sunny Hostin’s take on Republican involvement in the recent impeachment hearings when Goldberg jumped in.

“Girl, please stop talking. Please stop talking right now,” said Goldberg.

“I won’t talk the rest of the show. No problem,” McCain fired back. “I’m okay with that,” replied Goldberg to the sounds of a stunned studio audience.

Goldberg continued, “If you’re going to behave like this—” before McCain interrupted to defend herself.

“I’m not behaving like anything. I’m trying to show a conservative perspective,” said McCain.

Goldberg then began to change the subject before throwing in the towel on the conversation and taking the show to a commercial break.

McCain did indeed remain mostly silent for the rest of the show.

Following the broadcast, McCain took to Twitter to express her frustration at not being able to share her perspective on the show, writing:

Viewers of the show also weighed in on the awkward exchange, with some saying Goldberg was too harsh on McCain:

But others said Goldberg’s “stop talking” directive was a much-needed interjection:

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