Another co-host of “The View” is being ripped by conservatives over a remark she made that ABC’s top brass are likely going to simply ignore — again.
A frustrated Sunny Hostin was responding to a recent poll showing that suburban women had shifted from favoring Democrats just last month to now favoring Republicans in the upcoming midterms, and by a lot.
Hostin, in a tirade, compared women who preferred GOP candidates over left-wing, abortion-supporting progressives to cockroaches.
“What’s also surprising to me is the abortion issue. I read a poll just yesterday that White Republican suburban women are now going to vote Republican. It’s almost like roaches voting for Raid, right?” she said, as the panel’s lone Republican, Alyssa Farah Griffin, to her credit, strenuously objected to the remark, saying it was “insulting to the voter.”
Hostin doubled down on the racist and bigoted insult, however — because, again, she knows very well she will in all likelihood get away with what she said.
“They’re voting against their own self-interest. Do they want to live in Gilead?” — a reference to the dystopian novel and TV series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” where women are forced to breed for patriarchal overlords.
The comments drew instant pushback, mostly from conservatives.
“This type of rhetoric is absolutely appalling and Sunny Hostin should be fired by ABC / Disney immediately,” streaming network The First noted on Twitter along with a video clip of Hostin making her remarks.
This type of rhetoric is absolutely appalling and Sunny Hostin should be fired by ABC / Disney immediately.
THE VIEW: "White women are now going to vote Republican. It's like roaches voting for Raid." pic.twitter.com/YL5Q8XjBR6
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) November 3, 2022
Conservative author Mary Katherine Ham mocked Hostin, tweeting, “’These women are like roaches who are too dumb to know what’s good for them! Why am I not winning them over??’”
“It’s not just white women, it’s black and Hispanic women, too. Did Sunny just do a racism?” Conservative Partnership Institute policy director Rachel Bovard responded.
Washington Free Beacon reporter Chuck Ross went on to compare Hostin’s comments to those of Nation of Islam founder Louis Farrakhan, tweeting, “This reminded me of Farrakhan’s ‘termites’ comment, and sure enough, here’s @sunny with Nation of Islam’s Rizza Islam.”
“Liberals hate it when conservative women think for themselves,” former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley tweeted.
Liberals hate it when conservative women think for themselves. pic.twitter.com/9F9wPxzBQP
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) November 3, 2022
“January 6 committee hearings and non-stop abortion ads didn’t convince women to vote for Democrats. Insulting them should work. Keep it up, Dems!” GOP political director Elliot Echols wrote.
“I’d be interested to hear what they think about black and Hispanic voters leaning R,” former Daily Wire commentator Elisha Krauss added.
Kirsten Fleming of the New York Post ripped Hostin, tweeting, “My favorite part of political culture is being told that bc of my immutable characteristics, I need [to] vote a certain way.”
The Federalist’s senior legal correspondent Margot Cleveland added: “So much to unpack: ‘white Republican suburban women….are…wait for it….voting Republican.’ Not sure what’s worse, calling white suburban women roaches or Republicans a killer poison. And why? B/c they don’t want human beings in utero to be killed.”
So much to unpack: "white Republican suburban women….are…wait for it….voting Republican."
Not sure what's worse, calling white suburban women roaches or Republicans a killer poison. And why? B/c they don't want human beings in utero to be killed. https://t.co/Sd8HkuBUsG
— Margot Cleveland (@ProfMJCleveland) November 3, 2022