“The View’s” conservative counterpart Meghan McCain surprised viewers and co-hosts Thursday morning when she shared her opinions about the Jan. 6 insurrection, following Wednesday’s House hearing about the event. 

The talk show’s co-hosts, Whoopi Goldberg, Sara Haines, Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin, all discussed how Republicans commented on the event at the hearing and referred to the rioters as “tourists” and the damage to the Capitol as “vandalism.” McCain then piped up and said it was time to move on from the Capitol attack, and instead focus more on the Biden administration.

“This happened four months ago, and we’ve been talking about it for four months. I’ve made my perspective on this absolutely crystal clear: I think it’s horrific and I don’t believe the big lie,” she began. “[We’re] not focusing on anything the Biden administration is doing right now that is leading this country into crisis.”

“There’s a crisis at the border, inflation rates are sky-high, the Middle East is on fire, unemployment is crazy, and a lot of Americans can’t figure out how they’re going to get gas in their car.” Comparing 2021 to “the ’70s all over again,” McCain continued. 

Viewers immediately took to Twitter to share what they thought about the 36-year-old’s statements. 

It was also not well-received by her co-hosts.

“I think it’s really important not to forget what happened just four months ago. I think the attack on our democracy continues each and every day by the Republican party and that is something that we cannot forget,” Hostin responded. “Jan. 6, 2021 should go down in history as the day our democracy was attacked by insurrectionists, started by a disgraced, former, twice impeached, one-term president.”

“The View” airs every weekday morning at 11/10c on ABC. 

Meghan McCain Meghan McCain attends the Trevor Project NextGen Fall Fete in New York City on Nov. 13, 2015. Photo: Robin Marchant/Getty Images