On Monday, ‘The View’ hosts got into a huge screaming match over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement. The fight got so big that Whoopi Goldberg had to call a timeout.
The show began with them talking about memories with Ginsburg and talking about how she had influenced their lives. Things went off the rails after they began talking about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to replace her vacant Supreme Court seat before the election.
The Daily Caller reported:
Sara Haines began with a clip of Republicans explaining in 2016 — when McConnelldenied a hearing to then-President Barack Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland — why an election-year vacancy should not be rushed.
“So I hear a lot of these politicians referring to the people that put them in office, and the people should be heard,” Haines said. “Well, they would be heard on November 3.”
Haines went on to say that, especially in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and the fact that many American families were still really feeling the impact of both the virus and the economic fallout, Congress should be focused on things other than Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
“In the shadow of what’s been left behind after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing, the irony of what type of human she was and what we’re seeing in our politicians is disheartening,” Haines concluded.
Meghan McCain then jumped in to set the record straight.
“But at the same time, you have people on the left that are screaming that they’re going to pack courts and create violence and you’re going to see chaos that we’ve never seen if Mitch McConnell does this,” Meghan McCain fired back. “Everyone is behaving badly across the board.”
Meghan McCain pointed out that 50% of the population consider themselves pro-life and how it may encourage people to go out and vote in the election if their vote was dependent on getting a conservative judge on the Supreme Court.
“For people that are pro-life, not never-Trumpers who got rid of their policies and every principle they ever had, for people like me, it is a meat and potatoes issue, much like guns. It will get people out, period,” she said.
“I’m saying —” Joy Behar said interrupting as usual.
“One thing that just —” Haines said, also jumping in.
“Okay,” Goldberg said as she tried to quell the escalating argument.
“Without slandering some of the names we’re seeing, judge Amy Coney Barrett said something that should scare all of us,” Haines said. “‘A legal career is but a means to an end —’”
“I would be very careful slandering her, Sara,” McCain fired back. “Before she’s even —”
“I’m not,” Haines claimed. “No —”
“This is what I’m talking about with the Kavanaugh stuff,” McCain said.
“Meghan, please just give me —” Haines said again, as they continued arguing.
“Everybody, stop!” Goldberg said as she cut the show off.