‘The View’ instructed Whoopi Goldberg to cut off cohost Meghan McCain before she could properly condemn her cohosts for their comments about Mike Pence’s Christian faith on Thursday.
“This is a show where we respect one another and we respect everyone else in the country,” Meghan McCain says as the co-hosts respond to criticism of comments made on @TheView about Vice Pres. Pence and faith earlier this week. See their conversation: pic.twitter.com/g0lrQRBggP
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The ladies addressed the controversy they created two days prior after Joy Behar said Pence might be “mentally ill” if he believes that Jesus is talking to him, insisting that it was a bad joke and they never intended to offend anyone. (RELATED: Pence Slams ABC Over ‘The View’ Suggesting Christianity Is A Mental Illness)
“I don’t mean to offend people but apparently I keep doing it,” Behar said, noting that she is a Christian herself. “I give money to the church.”
McCain, who seemed uncomfortable during the entire conversation, finally chimed in, explaining, “I’ve had a very hard time over the last two days with this.”
She pointed out to the cohosts that they claim to be tolerant of other people but often don’t extend that tolerance to anyone who thinks differently from them.
“I think we are living in an incredibly divisive times right now,” McCain continued. “As a Republican, I feel like sometimes liberals say, ‘we need to be tolerant to everyone, we need to be tolerant of everyone,’ except pro-lifers, except Trump supporters, except gun owners, except for everyone in the red in the middle of the country.”
“I’m going to stop you because that’s not — that’s not actually true,” Whoopi Goldberg said, cutting McCain off. “And I’m stopping you for a reason.”
McCain protested several times trying to finish her point, but Goldberg continued to talk over her, eventually making clear that it was the producers who were instructing her to stop the conversation.
“We don’t want to talk about liberals and what they’re doing,” Goldberg continued.
“I’m trying to get out of this because this is what they’ve asked me to do,” she said, her eyes shifting backstage as Behar laughed. “So, if you could do it sort of quickly…”
McCain seemed defeated by the back and forth and used her remaining time to apologize to Vice President Pence and his family.
“I would like to move forward. I think we would all like to collectively move forward,” McCain stated. “I am a big admirer of Mike Pence and his family, and I would like to apologize to him and his family in particular.”
“This is a show where we respect one another and we respect everyone else in the country,” McCain concluded.