The Women of 'The View' -- Then & Now

Navarro clapped back hard after MCain questioned why she considers herself a Republican in the first place.

"The View" started trending Monday morning on Twitter after Meghan McCain and guest co-host Ana Navarro got into a heated argument over the government shutdown.

Tensions erupted during a segment aimed at discussing who's to blame for the shutdown, which began Friday and will reportedly end today. Republican senators initially failed to reach the necessary 60 votes to pass a bill that would have funded the government for 30 days, after Democrats refused to pass it without an extension for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The program currently provides protection for 700,000 Dreamers from deportation.

During their debate on Monday, McCain said it was "partisan politics and government obstructionism at the very worst" that Democrats attached DACA to a spending bill.

It starts getting really good around the 7:00 mark:

"It is not intellectually honest to say this is completely Trump's fault," she said. "Democrats are playing partisan politics in the exact same way. DACA is a very emotional issue, I agree with you Ana, this should be an easy layup on both sides because of how popular it is. But to sit here and say that this government shutdown has anything to do with my or the Republican party's love for the troops is just intellectually dishonest."

The women had previously talked about how military won't be paid for work during the shutdown, despite their service.

"I think there's a cacophony of blame being pointed everywhere and quite frankly you are showing your partisanship if you do not place the same amount of blame on President Trump that you did on President Obama and Speaker Boehner and you did at the time on Chuck Schumer," McCain added, referring to the 2013 shutdown.

"You have another month to figure out DACA in March, they're attaching it to a spending bill," McCain continued, as cross-talk started between her, Navarro and Joy Behar.

"Listen wait, if we're going to have this conversation, we're going to have it clearly," Whoopi Goldberg interrupted. "There's too much over talk!"

"I understand that DACA's a very emotional issue at this point, but most Republicans are on my side on this one Ana," McCain continued. "It's really difficult for me sometimes why you still consider yourself a Republican."

That really fired up Navarro.

"Because I'm a Hispanic immigrant Latina. I was brought to this country hen I was 8 years old. My parents fled communism and it was not my decision to come here," she responded. "Had my parents not had visas, had my parents not had the resources to hire lawyers, I would be a Dreamer kid too. That's why it's personal."

"It is attached to a spending bill. We have another month to figure this out," McCain reiterated. "It is partisan politics and government obstructionism at the very worst. By the way, my father and Lindsey Graham, also your very good friends, have been at the forefront of DACA. Please don't insinuate to me that I'm not on the side of DACA!"

With that they threw to a commercial and McCain stayed almost completely silent for the two segments which followed before eventually re-joining the conversation.

Here's how Twitter reacted to the tense moment:

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