A spat on The View is making headlines again. Last month it was between Whoopi Goldberg and Judge Jeanine Pirro, but this time it’s between Joy Behar and Meghan McCain.
This latest argument revolved around former senator Al Franken, who resigned from office earlier this year after several allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct.
According to Joy Behar, Franken should be back in Congress.
As you would expect, this was met with resistance, especially from Meghan McCain.
The discussion started on whether or not “the tides are turning” for men involved in #MeToo scandals. This is when Behar called for Franken to get a second chance.
“That was a sophomoric joke by a comedian,” Behar said, referring to the photo in which Franken appeared to grab a sleeping Leeann Tweeden‘s chest.
“In a time when he didn’t know he was going to become a senator. He was fooling around. He was a comic,” Behar continued. “And, to his credit, he said, ‘She didn’t have any ability to consent. She had every right to feel violated by that photo.’”
“So he’s a gentleman. And he took the hit. And now can we please move on and get the great senator back?”
Behar then blamed his resignation on the fact that he was a “target of the right-wing,” especially after his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Meghan McCain took exception to this remark.
“You just said it was a ‘right-wing attack’ or whatever, on the impetus of Jeff Sessions,” McCain said. “That’s crazy! On so many different levels. And by the way, it was Democratic Senators that did this to him.”
McCain then listed off female Democratic Senators who condemned Franken for his actions.
“They had to,” Behar said. “Right on the heels of Roy Moore.”
“Take it up with them,” McCain said.
Watch the video below for the whole discussion and argument.
Was Joy Behar right or did Meghan McCain have a right to take offense to her comments?