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Joy Behar defiantly tells Meghan McCain 'I did not miss you' during her maternity leave


She returned to The View after a three month maternity leave just one day ago, but Meghan McCain has already found herself in yet another row with Joy Behar.

The co-hosts were discussing the divisions within the Republican and Democratic parties when conflicted erupted, prompting Joy to tell Meghan, 36, she did not miss her during her recent maternity leave. 

‘I was speaking! I’m talking!’ Joy, 78, said as the debate began between the two.

'I did not miss you': Joy Behar had some harsh words for Meghan McCain as the two went head-to-head on The View on Tuesday

‘I did not miss you’: Joy Behar had some harsh words for Meghan McCain as the two went head-to-head on The View on Tuesday 

‘Joy you missed me so much when I was on maternity leave! You missed me so much! You missed fighting with me,’ Meghan said.

‘I did not,’ Joy said, calmly and defiantly. ‘I did not miss you.’

Meghan was visibly offended by what her co-host had just told her.

‘You know what, that’s so nasty,’ Meghan shot back. ‘That’s like so nasty. I was teasing because you said something rude. Like really?’ 

'You missed fighting with me!' The conflict erupted as the women discussed the divisions within the Democratic and Republican parties

‘You missed fighting with me!’ The conflict erupted as the women discussed the divisions within the Democratic and Republican parties 

Hurt: Meghan was visibly offended by what Behar had told her

Hurt: Meghan was visibly offended by what Behar had told her

Before the argument could escalate any further, Whoopi Goldberg stepped in to diffuse the situation. 

‘We, believe it or not, will be right back,’ she told viewers.  

Meghan officially returned to The View following a three month maternity leave on Monday, but it wasn’t exactly smooth sailing for the conservative cohost. 

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Meghan found herself going head-to-head with cohosts again as the topic of Donald Trump’s phone call with Georgia Secretary Of State Brad Raffensperger over the 2020 election results arose.  

Another row: McCain returned to The View only one day ago and has landed in yet another major argument

Another row: McCain returned to The View only one day ago and has landed in yet another major argument 

Clearing things up: Before the argument could escalate any further, Whoopi Goldberg stepped in to diffuse the situation

Clearing things up: Before the argument could escalate any further, Whoopi Goldberg stepped in to diffuse the situation

Back at it: The conflict erupted on Meghan's second day back on the show

Back at it: The conflict erupted on Meghan’s second day back on the show 

At one point, Meghan remarked the election should not have been as ‘close’ as it ended up being.  

‘Biden won by eight million votes, Meghan, that’s not close!’ Joy said. ‘That’s a lot of people.’

‘But Joy, if you are so comfortable, then why is everyone so hysterical about what’s happening in Georgia?’ Meghan pointed out.

Eventually, Whoopi stepped in and cut to commercial break.

Hitting back: Behar had stinging words for her cohost

Hitting back: Behar had stinging words for her cohost 

Baby love: McCain gave birth to daughter Liberty in September 2020

Baby love: McCain gave birth to daughter Liberty in September 2020 

Marital bliss: The daughter of the late Senator John McCain has been married to writer Ben Domenech since 2017

Marital bliss: The daughter of the late Senator John McCain has been married to writer Ben Domenech since 2017

‘We’ll be right back,’ Whoopi cut in. ‘I’m not playing with that.’

Meghan welcomed her first child, a baby girl named Liberty, with her husband Ben Domenech in September 2020.

The couple married in 2017 after a four-month long engagement.

Meghan reflected on the joys of motherhood in a heartfelt post she shared to Instagram shortly after giving birth, and included a photo of a glimmering gold ‘Mama’ necklace.   

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‘Motherhood is euphoria. All of the cliches have come true and exceeded well beyond my wildest expectations ~ it is hands down the best thing I have ever done in my entire life and I am completely in awe of our daughter. Having Liberty is like observing my entire heart live and exist outside of my body. She is a little wildcat ~ beautiful, strong, alert, already so full life and spirit… I only wish I had done this sooner.’ 

She also said the birth of her daughter helped heal the hole in her heart left by the death of her father, Senator John McCain.

‘This is the first time since my Dad passed that the part of my heart that broke off and left with him no longer feels missing,’ she wrote. 

'I only wished I had done this sooner': Meghan reflected on the joys of motherhood in a heartfelt post she shared to Instagram, which included a photo of a gold 'Mama' necklace

‘I only wished I had done this sooner’: Meghan reflected on the joys of motherhood in a heartfelt post she shared to Instagram, which included a photo of a gold ‘Mama’ necklace



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