One of the biggest political and social issues in recent years have involved women. After Gina Haspel became the first female CIA Director in American history, women's rights quickly became a hot topic on the set of "The View."

"The View" on women's rights

Ever since Donald Trump kicked off his campaign for president back in the summer of 2015, he's come under fire due to his controversial history with women. From his feud with Megyn Kelly, to the release of the now infamous "Access Hollywood" tape, to the current scandal involving his alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels, Trump has been forced to push back on an almost daily basis.

Despite the criticism against him, Trump nominated the now current CIA Director Gina Haspel to the position, making her the first female in history to lead the CIA.

With Gina Haspel's confirmation, the topic of women's issues and rights were highlighted during the May 22 edition of "The View." The segment kicked off with co-host Whoopi Goldberg showing a recent tweet by Sarah Huckabee Sanders who praised Haspel's confirmation, while accusing Democrats of opposing her because she was a woman.

The mostly liberal panel reacted as expected, but even conservative co-host Meghan McCain was upset, pushing back by claiming that just because a woman is up for a vote, doesn't mean all women have to support her. "All of these things, I felt a lot of pressure, like, 'Oh, my gosh, if I have a uterus I have to vote for a woman,'" 'McCain said, while actually criticizing the White House for moving to the left on the issue.

"My women’s issue is foreign policy, No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5," Meghan McCain added, before saying that "the idea that Planned Parenthood is the No. 1 women issue for women in’s just false and I’m sick of this." Seconds later, fellow co-host Sonny Hostin was quick to push back.

"Women should support women because stats make it clear that when women are in office, women's issues are in the forefront," Hostin said.

Double down

"There are issues that are specific to women, and women legislators are more likely to introduce legislation that specifically benefit women," Sonny Hostin said, before adding, "that's just a stat!" The segment then came to a close as Whoopi Goldberg called for a commercial break. As the debate over women's issues continue in Washington, on "The View," and around the country, only time will to see how the country moves forward.