“Are you kidding me?!” McCain interrupted, pointing to overblown conflicts between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“Excuse me, am I done? I’m not done!” Behar shot back as McCain accused her of pushing a “completely inaccurate” narrative. When Behar continued to complain that she was speaking, McCain tried to defuse the tension by saying, “You missed me so much, Joy. You missed me so much when I was on maternity leave. You missed fighting with me.”
“I did not. I did not miss you,” Behar said with a straight face. “Zero.”
At first McCain seemed to think she was joking, but when she realized that comment was dead serious, she replied, “You know, that’s so nasty. I was teasing because you said something rude.” As moderator Whoopi Goldberg tried her best to shut it down, McCain added once more, “That’s so rude!”
The segment only devolved into chaos from there until Goldberg was forced to end it by telling viewers: “We, believe it or not, will be right back.”