Whoopi Goldberg Erupts on 'The View' Over Abortion, Meghan McCain Accuses Her of 'Cheap Shot'

“Get out of my vagina!” exclaims Whoopi.

Whoopi Goldberg’s patience was wearing thin on Thursday morning on "The View."

The moderator got heated on more than one occasion as the women discussed the potential fallout from Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from the Supreme Court and a new poll saying 1/3 of Americans think we’re headed towards another civil war.

The show started with a clip from the president’s rally in Fargo last night, where he stressed the importance of getting a Republican to fill Kennedy’s seat and said, "Democrats want judges who will rewrite the Constitution any way they want to do it and take away your Second Amendment, erase your borders, throw open the jailhouse doors and destroy your freedoms."

Right off the bat, Meghan McCain said she knew it would be "a rough day" on the morning show as she was the only one "thrilled with the news" that Republicans would once again be in power. "I was happy that we’re going to get another Supreme Court nominee," she said. "Especially as a pro-life, pro-gun, strict Constitutionalist Republican."

But Goldberg had a strong message for Trump (it starts around the 2:30 mark below).

"I don’t like hearing again that I’m trying to take your rights away. Because, as a woman, I think you’re trying to take my rights away; as a person who believes in the Constitution, which tells me I have the right to be myself and do the things I want to do and I don’t have to listen to what your religion is and I don’t have to listen to what you want it to be," she said.

"I don’t like this line that I, as a Democrat or Independent or whatever, am trying to take away anything from you," she continued. "I’m trying to hold onto my personal rights. If you take mine, I feel like you’re the one with the problem. You don’t want people to take your guns? Get out of my behind, get out of my vagina, get out!"

McCain then doubled down on her anti-abortion stance, saying, "Life, as I define it, does not include abortion. I believe abortion is murder."

"That’s your interpretation," Goldberg responded. "I’m not okay when people say I want my stuff but you can’t have yours. The government has said that I have the right that if I need an abortion, I can have one. I feel that you have every right to have the guns you want. There are some guns I think shouldn’t be out there, but I don’t say you can’t have your damn guns.

"I don’t want anybody saying to me, ‘I’m going to make this decision for you because I know how your life is, and I know how you feel and I know what your religious beliefs are,’" she continued. "You don’t, and you don’t know my life."

"I don’t think murder should be legal in the United States of America. I believe abortion is murder," McCain reiterated. "It’s that simple. For a lot of Republicans, this will help in midterms. We’re talking about today. It’s a good day for Republicans."

She also tweeted this out after the show aired:

Later in the show, the panel debated why there’s such division in this country, after a new poll said 31 percent of those polled believe "it’s likely that the United States will experience a second civil war sometime in the next five years."

While Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar both pointed to racism and otherism, McCain said it’s also about poverty. While conceding that race plays a role in the divide, she said mainstream media’s been ignoring poverty.

"When you are living in a tiny town in America and your coal mine or steel mine went under and opiate addiction is raging in your town and there is no hope for your insurance and you can’t pay for college–" she started to say, but Goldberg interrupted her.

"Sounds like black people," she interjected, which got applause from the audience. "I adore you, as you know, but that was a cheap shot," McCain said back, but Goldberg wasn’t finished yet.

"I know what you’re trying to do, and I get it, and that’s why I said it with a smile because poor people are everywhere, there’s not just white," she said.

Behar said she understood’s McCain’s point, before asking why people think "the Republican party with Trump in charge is going to help them out of their poverty?"

McCain’s answer: "Because his messaging is better … even if it’s a lie. Sometimes when you’re so poor, it’s easier to believe, ‘I’m going to make America great,’ even if it’s a lie."

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