All the women agree Ivanka should have known better, but that didn't stop the panel from getting fired up at each other by the end of the segment.
A conversation about Ivanka Trump's use of her personal email account to conduct official government business spiraled out of control on "The View" Tuesday morning.
While everyone on the panel agreed it was extremely "hypocritical" of Ivanka to fall prey to the same issue her father, Donald Trump, used as a "lock her up" rallying cry against Hillary Clinton, the debate wildly went off the rails before Whoopi Goldberg finally cut everyone off.
The Hot Topic of the day was The Washington Post's report from Monday saying Trump sent hundreds of government emails from her personal account. According to the report, Ivanka claimed she was "unaware of or misunderstood the rules," despite it being a major talking point during her father's campaign.
"You know what's amazing, this girl was there in 2016, was she in a convent?" joked Joy Behar. "She was watching TV like the rest of us. How dumb can a person be to go and make the same mistake that he's been bitching about the whole time? People, wake up."
"I call BS on that. She pleaded ignorance to the rules, and I never worked at the White House, but I certainly worked for the Justice Department for 7 years and it's one of the first things that they tell you," said Sunny Hostin. "They tell you about the email protocol, they tell you about your cell phone protocol, it's why to this day I have a personal email and a private email."
You can watch the beginning of the conversation below -- though the most contentious moment was cut from what was shared online. Don't worry, we have it for you further down in the article.
IVANKA TRUMP REPORTEDLY SENT GOVERNMENT EMAILS VIA PERSONAL ACCOUNT: The president's daughter and a top White House adviser reportedly sent hundreds of emails about government business from a personal email account last year — the co-hosts discuss. https://t.co/oRPdS2craP pic.twitter.com/OWHR8TYhEi
"I certainly call BS on 'I didn't know better,' I think it's the height of hypocrisy, quite frankly," she continued. "She knew that her father, it's one of the things he ran on that was a significant part of his platform. To just do the same thing, I think that's what happens when you have this kind of nepotism in the White House."
After Meghan McCain asked if the Republicans on the panel could chime in, Abby Huntsman said she believed the Russians or Chinese hacking our systems is the "biggest threat to democracy." That being said, as someone who has communicated with Ivanka via text and email herself, she didn't think there would be anything substantial uncovered from her messages. "She's as scripted as they come," she said, "most of these emails were about her kids' scheduling."
McCain too said it was unwise of Ivanka, but called out the differences between what she and Hillary allegedly did. "Let us not forget, Hillary had her emails deleted by computer specialists ... she had her aides smash her devices with her hammer," she said. "I'm just trying to explain the Republican side of it."
"Destroying emails during an investigation is still different," she continued. "Do I think it's hypocritical? 100%. Do I think she should have known better? 100%. But I agree with Abby on this one, we should be most fearful that our president is using his personal phone. This would not be the number one topic I would chose for this show today if given the opportunity."
"Oh, it's mine, absolutely," said Behar with a laugh. Things then heated up as Sunny asked, "Why should she get a pass?"
"I'm not saying that she gets a pass. I'm not giving her a pass," replied Huntsman, who said she just didn't think this should be the main focus for the Democrats right now.
"You're saying it's not important," said Sunny, "it's a matter of national security."
"I just said ... Sunny, I just said the greatest threat to democracy are the Russians and Chinese trying to break into our emails and that is exactly why I think across the board, Hillary was wrong and Ivanka Trump is wrong," Huntsman shouted, as McCain kept trying to interject as well.
As Meghan yelled, "It's ridiculous ... it is ridiculous!" Goldberg finally cut to a commercial.