ABC News’ “The View” turned into complete chaos on Tuesday when co-host Meghan McCain got worked up over abortion laws, interrupting her colleagues repeatedly, forcing Joy Behar to intervene.
Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a Republican bill that would have threatened prison time for doctors who fail to try and save the life of infants born alive during failed abortions, leading conservatives to wonder openly whether Democrats were embracing “infanticide” to appeal to left-wing voters.
McCain, the most outspoken conservative on “The View,” wasn’t happy about the situation and said it’s an example of how extreme the left has gone.
“If Democrats want to win an election, going forward, are you going to be the party of late-term abortion? The party of infanticide,” McCain said as her colleagues tried to chime in.
“Let me finish, please,” she said. “This is well out of the mainstream of where Americans are at.”
McCain then tied it to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who recently questioned if people should keep having babies amid global warming concerns. McCain said that 2020 presidential candidates who blocked the abortion bill were trying to appeal to Ocasio-Cortez.
“I believe AOC is the leader of the party,” McCain said. “If you think that is how you win back the White House, I’m here to tell you I’ve spent a lot of time in red states, I’m from a red state, that is a losing argument.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin – who says she is also pro-life – then pushed back on McCain’s comments and things got unruly. Before Hostin could even articulate her thoughts, McCain interrupted, prompting co-host Joy Behar to intervene.
“Let her tell her side,” Behar said. “Meghan, let her tell her side, please.”
McCain said it’s “disgusting,” calling it “infanticide” before Hostin was finally able to explain herself.
“The bill that the Senate Dems blocked yesterday, was to provide medical care for infants who survived failed abortions,” Hostin said before being quickly interrupted.
“So those babies should be left on the table,” McCain asked.
Behar then again asked if Hostin would be able to tell her side of the story but McCain continued to interrupt and talk over her colleagues.
McCain repeatedly groaned and moaned as Hostin tried to elaborate and then the set erupted into chaos before Behar tossed it to a commercial break. McCain appeared to bicker with the other panelists as the camera zoomed out.
When the show returned from the commercial break, Hostin was given a chance to rebut McCain without interruption.
“This is a tough topic, I think, but in terms of the bill that the Senate Dems blocked yesterday, my understanding is that the reason it was blocked is because Dems felt there wasn’t a need for a new law, because it’s already required that medical care for infants born alive need be provided,” she said, noting that the bill stated infants must be immediately moved to a hospital which, she claimed, isn’t always safe.
McCain attempted to respond and was shut down by Behar.
“We got it, now we’re talking about the Kardashians,” she said.
Fox News’ Caleb Parke contributed to this report.