Ana Navarro and Meghan McCain went head-to-head on "The View" in a debate over the government shutdown, each expressing their very different opinions about why Congress couldn't make an agreement, and things got intense.
Now unless you've been living under a rock, you've undoubtedly heard about the government shutdown and the political drama that has ensued because of it.
Democrats blamed the White House, Republicans blamed Chuck Schumer, and Twitter has lost its mind over the whole ordeal.
All jokes aside, however, the shutdown was a source of frustration for both McCain and Navarro, but each woman had different points to bring to the discussion.
McCain, the daughter of war hero and former presidential candidate John McCain, vented her annoyance rested with military members and their families not receiving pay during the shutdown. She also expressed her annoyance with Democrats placing blame on President Donald Trump, when she believes that the shutdown is a result of partisan politics.
Navarro, who was also against the shutdown but believed it was caused by different factors, then interjected her opinion.
"I can't understand why the White House is saying no to something that's got over 80 percent approval. I mean, even puppies don't get 80 percent approval in America today. And DACA does," she said. "Look, I'm not only against the government shutdown, I'm against the whole damn government. It's dysfunction."
Navarro continued on, citing McCain's point about military members not receiving pay saying, "I saw that, too, and it really bothered me... The reason is [to get] more leverage to negotiate because it's something that pulls at all our heartstrings."
After a little more back-and-forth, tempers flared, and things got messier. Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg both tried to intervene, but McCain talked over them and questioned Navarro's loyalty to the Republican Party.
"I understand that [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] DACA is a very emotional issue at this point, but most Republicans are on my side on this one, Ana, and it's really difficult for me to understand sometimes why you consider yourself a Republican," she said.
While McCain had made decent points throughout her argument, her desire to place blame entirely on the Democrats' shoulders is not valid. Furthermore, for her to act as though Navarro cannot hold Trump accountable, support DACA, and still be a Republican is simply ignorant, and something Navarro did not plan on taking sitting down.
Navarro hit back at McCain's accusations saying:
"Because I'm a Hispanic, immigrant Latina; because I was brought to this country when I was 8 years old; because my parents fled communism, and it was not my decision to come here. I came here through no decision of my own, I came here through no fault of my own. Had my parents not had visas, had my parents not had the resources to hire lawyers, I would be a DREAM Act kid, too. That's why this is personal."
Twitter, of course, was quick to comment on the tense debate, the majority in support of Navarro.
Meghan McCain, you just got SERVED by Ana Navarro!!#TheView— Krystle ?? (@Kryingkrys) 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
You said it so beautifully. Meghan McCain is so nasty and disrespectful. She said she knows Tom Cottons heart, well it’s just like hers. She was for tax act so she won’t pay taxes when her mom leaves Meghan her fortune. I would love Ana Navarro to replace Meghan. Ana is air.— Gregg Garcia (@GreggGarcia62) January 17, 2018
Though some did voice their support for McCain.
Meghan McCain asks a pretty harmless question to @ananavarro and she starts yelling at her and providing no argument whatsoever to McCain's point.— The Columbia Bugle ???? (@ColumbiaBugle) January 22, 2018
Ana complains about how toxic political discourse is, yet she yells at anyone who calls her out.#TheView pic.twitter.com/B4KbN3jK81
Eventually, Goldberg made the decision to cut to commercial break, as it was clear the two were not planning on stopping the debate anytime soon. Things may be a bit tense between Navarro and McCain for the next couple of days.
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