It got heated on ‘The View’ when Ana Navarro and Meghan McCain went head to head over the government shutdown. Watch them combat and see Twitter’s meltdown.
Once again, Meghan McCain and Ana Navarro went head-to-head on The View, this time getting into it over the government shutdown on the January 22 episode of the show. The women had a far different opinions about what happened over the weekend in Congress, and things got so heated during their argument, that The View had to cut to commercial to get them to stop! Seriously. You can watch their full debate in the video above.
Things got personal, very quickly, as the women sparred over DACA, and over which party was responsible for military members and their families not receiving pay or death benefits during the government shutdown. For the record, both women are against the shutdown, but Meghan had a problem with Ana slamming President Donald Trump. Meghan is convinced that the shutdown is the result of partisan politics. In other words, it’s the Democrats’ fault, as well, for not reaching a deal. Things got messy.
“I can’t understand why the White House is saying no to something that’s got 80% approval (DACA). I mean, even puppies don’t get 80% approval in America today! And DACA does,” Ana pointed out. “I’m not only against the government shutdown; i’m against the whole damn government. This is dysfunction. I don’t understand why, when you have this deal you don’t take it. I saw that and it bothered me too (that the government isn’t paying military). And the reason is to get more leverage to negotiate, because it’s something that pulls at all our heartstrings.”
That apparently hit a sensitive nerve with Meghan, the daughter of war hero John McCain, whose brother is also in the military. Shewent off. “I obviously agree with that! A bunch of the people serving our country weren’t able to watch the championship [football] game yesterday,” Meghan said, almost yelling at this point. “Do you think I want that for our people serving in the military? Of course not. But I think there’s a cacophony of blame, pointing fingers everywhere, and quite frankly, you’re showing your partisanship if you’re not putting the same amount of blame on President Trump as you did on President Obama…
“…It is not completely intellectually honest to sit here and say this is completely Trump’s fault,” she continued. “Democrats are playing partisan politics in the same way. DACA is a very emotional issue, and I agree with you, Ana, that this should be an easy layup considering how popular it is on both sides, but saying that the government shutdown has anything to do with my, or the Republican party’s love for the troops is just intellectually dishonest.”
Ana tried to get a word in, but Meghan started yelling over her. After some crosstalk, a visibly annoyed Joy Behar slammed down her topic card, and Whoopi Goldberg had to intervene in the conversation. Meghan resorted to insulting Ana and her loyalty to her party. It wasn’t pretty.
“I understand that DACA is a very emotional issue, and most Republicans are on my side. But it’s really difficult for me to understand sometimes why you consider yourself a Republican, Ana,” Meghan said. Damn!
“Because I’m a hispanic, immigrant Latina. Because I was brought to this country when I was eight years old,” Ana said. “Because my parents fled communism and it was not my decision to come here. I came here through no decision of my own, from no fault of my own. Had my parents not had the resources to hire lawyers, I would be a DREAM act kid, too. That’s why this is personal.” Go Ana! The View fans on Twitter could not handle the massive shade and took to Twitter to roast Meghan:
Meghan McCain, you just got SERVED by Ana Navarro!!#TheView
— Krystle 🤓 (@Kryingkrys) January 22, 2018
Get Meghan McCain off #TheView! Get Ana Navarro a permanent seat please!
— JHutch (@JupiterSunshine) January 22, 2018
— Bonnie Stokely (@BStokely) January 22, 2018
Still can't believe Meghan McCain tried to shame Ana Navarro today because Ana refuses to be a Partisan Hack. That girl is shameless #TheView
— . (@silkyshade) January 22, 2018
@TheView Why is Meghan McCain allowed to continue talking over Ana Navarro? And to "accuse" her of not being a Republican? Everyone has their own opinion and we are happy to hear hers but the show has never allowed this rudeness before.
— Linda Rothermel (@rothermel2) January 22, 2018
Ana Navarro taking down Meghan McCain is giving me life. #TheView
— Lucas Witherspoon (@LucasLascivious) January 22, 2018
Just watched @TheView and after the blow up between Ana Navarro and Meghan McCain it was music to my ears not hearing Meghan speak for two segments and barely spoke for the third. Wish she would be that quiet for all episodes. #QuietTime #ImmigrantsMakeAmericaGreat
— Cathy Cahill (@CathyCahill6) January 23, 2018
HollywoodLifers, are you taking sides in the Meghan McCain-Anna Navarro fight? Tell us which side you’re on!