Co-host Joy Behar of ABC’s “The View” issued what many could take as making highly inappropriate and potentially dangerous remarks to a sitting U.S. lawmaker.
On her show Monday, Behar warned Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), the House’s No. 3 Republican, and her staff to “quit now” or “it’s only going to get worse” for them — whatever that means.
Behar and the rest of the libs on the program, in part, blamed Stefanik and her Republican colleagues for the recent mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., after an alleged manifesto from the shooter was found online.
During the program, Behar ripped Stefanik, chair of the House Republican Conference, and accused her of espousing similar racist sentiments as the shooter, which is as absurd as it is false.
“Stop saying that you are pro-life if you are pro-AR-15s in the hands of young men who have wild ideas and racist theories in their heads, that are listening to people like this Elise Stefanik. We’re all looking at you, Elise,” she said, pointing her finger at the camera.
Behar warned the GOP lawmaker’s staff to “quit now” because it’s going to “get worse,” Fox News noted.
“You know, somebody on Twitter said, all of your staff should quit now. We’re warning you because it’s only going to get worse. Quit now,” she demanded without elaborating on exactly what would “get worse.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin agreed, naturally, adding: “Yeah. You know, I think to Ana’s [Navarro] point, we need to point fingers.”
The disgustingly dishonest Washington Post, along with most other legacy media outlets, accused Stefanik and others of “echoing” the “racist Great Replacement Theory,” which some say may have inspired the Buffalo shooter.
The Washington Post and other media outlets accused the GOP conference chairwoman of “echoing” the “racist Great Replacement Theory,” which is believed to have inspired the Buffalo gunman.
“While Stefanik has not pushed the theory by name, she and other conservatives have echoed the tenets of the far-right ideology as part of anti-immigrant rhetoric that has fired up the Republican base ahead of the midterm elections,” a Sunday report by The Post read.
Stefanik denied these accusations through her senior adviser who called them “sickening and false reporting.”
“It is a dangerous and false smear to say Congresswoman Stefanik is espousing racist theories, simply because she wants strong border security and opposes amnesty like the vast majority of Americans,” senior adviser Alex deGrasse said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Behar, who is a GOP hater by profession, apparently, also took aim at Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) over a family photo.
Boebert responded to Behar on Twitter after the daytime talk show host posted a photograph of Boebert with her four sons under a caption.
“This is obscene,” Behar wrote over what appears to be a Christmas photograph of Boebert and her sons, all of whom were holding various firearms.
In response, Boebert responded, “Joy-less, we know you hate America. Go back to your sex strike.”
Joy-less, we know you hate America. Go back to your sex strike. https://t.co/fS3ui2tolo
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) May 16, 2022
Some complained online that this kind of inflammatory — and false — rhetoric led the Bernie Sanders supporter to take up arms and try to assassinate Rep. Steve Scalise and other GOP lawmakers on a softball field one early morning in the summer of 2017.
But when the left makes such remarks, that’s okay, apparently. No big deal.
Except that it is a big deal: Threatening language is always unacceptable, but doubly so when it is directed at our elected officials — of any party — in such a politically charged environment.