"I wasn't back stage. I was still on stage," she clarified when a caller asked her what went down, since both Whoopi and Pirro gave conflicting accounts. In case you missed it, Pirro accused Whoopi of having "Trump derangement syndrome," which set the "View" moderator off. "Say goodbye, bye! I'm done," Whoopi said as the show cut to commercial break and when it returned, Pirro was gone.
"I will say I'm a conservative, I love have everyone on the show … It is really hard not to love Whoopi Goldberg," McCain said. "She's a really fair, open person. She's been very open to my politics. I just thought it was unfortunate that Judge Jeanine didn't see what I see in her everyday. She's a wonderful co-host. She's very open to hearing the other side."
"WWHL" host Andy Cohen said Pirro scares him and joked, "She could be a Jersey Housewife," but then corrected himself: "She actually might be too nutty to be on the Jersey Housewives."
"I have to say, Joy and I are like drinking buddies and I genuinely have such affection for her," she said. "I really am over this feuding of Meghan and Joy. We fight like boxers, and then we get out of the match and we pump gloves and we're good. She's really fun."
McCain doubled down on her affection for Behar on the "WWHL" after show segment when answering a caller's curiosity about who she'd want to replace departing panelist Sara Haines.
"It's not important to me to have a Republican on the show. I think I can hold my own and I'm very strong," she said, and emphasized she's just happy to be coming back for another season. "It was a rough landing getting into 'The View,' but it's really good now and I love Joy. She's so much fun to go drink with, even though she can have one drink and she's wasted."
McCain also briefly addressed former "View" panelist Sherri Shepherd's comments about her on the same late-night Bravo talk show just a few days ago.
"She just has to evolve," Shepherd said of the former Fox News contributor. "She has to get used to sitting there at that table. And I think she has to not take the whole Republican world on her shoulders. It's too much to take that whole world on. You are not the Republican voice, and it makes you stressed, it makes you tense -- so I think just being able to lighten up a little."
McCain said she was "super bummed out" by the comment, but didn't have much else to say on the matter, since she already tweeted her disapproval.
"It's a different show from when she hosted. And right now, in Trump's America, we shouldn't be telling women to lighten up," McCain said. "It's a serious time, we can take things seriously."
McCain also made Andy light up when she told him her mom loves everything he does as a television host and even wants him to host the next series of presidential debates leading up to the 2020 election.
"My mom loves 'Love Connection.' Loves it and thinks you should host everything in life, including the next presidential debates, which I'm not mad at, by the way," McCain said. "I'd 100 percent be okay with that. No, I'm not kidding. I'm not exaggerating or kidding, I mean it. So someone should do that."