Women of 'The View' -- Then & Now

"Here's what's not gonna happen today, we're not gonna do this," says Whoopi, scolding her cohosts.

Whoopi Goldberg was back in the moderator seat this morning on "The View," where she swiftly shut down escalating tensions between cohosts Meghan McCain and Joy Behar.

The first topic of the morning was Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation on Sunday, as the women all debated what incoming, acting DHS secretary Kevin McAleenan should do in her place.

This led to a discussion about border states, as McCain -- who's from Arizona -- said people can't "sit here and act like there isn't a crisis" there when it comes to illegal immigration. She added it's not just "crazy people in border states" who are asking for a crackdown.

"This guy who's coming in, wants to help those countries," Joy countered, referring to McAleenan's support of providing aid to countries in Central America. "That's the way to solve the problem, keep them there happy."

"Give a Nicaraguan a house? We've had a bunch of liberal gusts who don't want to send in aid," Meghan shot back, speaking over Behar. "I listened to you," said Joy, "let me finish."

"Part of your job is to listen to me," said McCain, leaving Joy speechless and Goldberg officially fed up. See the exchange around the 5-minute mark above.

"Here's what's not gonna happen today, we're not gonna do this," Whoopi interrupted, shutting down the argument. "Everybody gets a conversation piece, everybody gets to say their piece and we don't need to comment if we don't like what we're hearing. Just let folks talk."

To Joy, Whoopi added, "So finish what you're saying." Joy, still looking shocked, said, "I forgot what it was now."

The conversation continued from there and things between the two cohosts seemed fine the rest of the episode.