Whoopi Goldberg intervenes after tense moment between Meghan McCain and Joy Behar on 'The View'

Things got heated on Monday's episode of The View.

The tense moment started when the ladies began discussing Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation. After some comments from Abby Huntsman and Sunny Hostin, Meghan McCain spoke to the border security issue as a whole.

"This is a hard line issue for people who live in border states. Many friends of mine, this is the number one and only issue," McCain said. "And if we sit here and act like there isn't a crisis, that it's crazy people living in border states that think there's a crisis, that is a winning ticket for Trump."

Once McCain was done speaking, Joy Behar began to articulate her thoughts, many of which center around providing aid to countries that are struggling.

"Like I just said, this guy who's coming in wants to help those countries," she said of the department's new acting head, Kevin McAleenan. "That's the way to solve the problem. Keep them there happy... solvent. Give them a house. Give them food. Help them. Help their children. Stop the crime rates."

"Give a Nicaraguan a house?" McCain interrupted. "We've had a bunch of liberal guests who don't want to send in aid at all."

"Hold on," Behar said. "I listened to you. Let me just finish."

McCain audibly scoffed at Behar's request, declaring, "Part of your job is to listen to me."

Following McCain's statement, Whoopi Goldberg immediately jumped in to shut down the potential argument from escalating.

"OK, so here's the deal. Here's what's not going to happen today. We're not going to do this," Goldberg said. "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."

Goldberg invited Behar to finish her thought, but Behar said that she "forgot what it was" following the interruption. Huntsman and Hostin got the conversation back on track, and Behar ended up recalling her point, which was about people having the right to seek asylum.

Following the tense discussion on air, a source told ET that "the moment ended as soon as it started."

"All the ladies at that table are pros and they continued to do their jobs," the source added.

The on-air disagreement follows drama surrounding The View, much of it due to the release of a new book, Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story at The View.

Watch the video below for more on one of the book's biggest bombshells.

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Meghan McCain, daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain and host of "Raising McCain" poses during a photocall during the annual MIPCOM television programme market in Cannes, southeastern France, October 8, 2013. The International film and programme market for TV, video, cable and satellite (MIPCOM) opens from October 7 to October 10 on the French Riviera. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Meghan McCain, daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain, and executive producer and host of the television show "Raising McCain" speaks during the Pivot television portion of the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California July 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cindy McCain (C), wife of U.S. Republican presidential candidate John McCain, discusses the placement of a teleprompter next to her children Meghan (L), Jimmy (2nd L), Jack (2nd R) and adopted daughter Bridget (R) during McCain's walkthrough of the podium at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota September 3, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)
Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is joined onstage by his wife Cindy (C) and daughter Meghan (R) following a debate among the Republican presidential candidates at the University of New Hampshire in Durham,New Hampshire, September 5, 2007. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES)
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US Republican presidential candidate John McCain's daughter Meghan (L), his mother Roberta (C) and his adopted daughter Bridget (R) attend the opening session of the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota September 1, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)
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