The liberal co-hosts of ABC’s The View had harsh words for Trump supporters, saying they need to “suck it up” over the election results, while another advocated for holding the President’s associates accountable for supporting him.
Despite years of questioning Trump’s legitimacy as president, due to Democrat claims of Russian collusion, Whoopi Goldberg wants Republicans to “suck it up” and accept the election results now that Biden is President-elect.
On Monday’s episode, the co-host went on a post-election tirade. “Now, I just want to bring something up right now. I want to say to all those people who don’t believe that Americans actually got out and voted, let me say this to you,” Goldberg told viewers.
“When you know who was elected four years ago, Hilary Clinton didn’t say, ‘Hey, wait a minute, this doesn’t feel right, stop the count.’ She didn’t say, ‘This isn’t right, I’m not going for it.’ She didn’t say any of that. So, all of you, suck it up. Suck it up like we sucked it up.”
She encouraged fans to find proof and take it to the law… Which is exactly what Trump is doing to combat voter fraud. “And if you’re not sure that you’re comfortable with Joe Biden, do what we did, find things and then take it to the law and if the law says it’s something to look at, look at it, but from now on, suck it up.”
Goldberg was incredulous that anyone would doubt the voting process. “Grow the pair for him that he can’t grow for himself,” referencing Trump. “Because this is ridiculous, you’re not sure that he won. You’re bringing into question all these Americans who voted legally, came out and stood and voted. How dare you question it?”
“All of you, suck it up — suck it up like we sucked it up.”@WhoopiGoldberg to those who won’t acknowledge that Biden won: “You’re bringing into question all these Americans who voted legally, came out and stood and voted. How dare you question it?” https://t.co/f8u2wbJuik pic.twitter.com/LxcHhqbLXW
— The View (@TheView) November 9, 2020
A day later, Goldberg led a segment on New York Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s hateful tweet that encouraged the “archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future?”
While Goldberg was unsure if AOC was advocating accountability or cancel culture, co-host Sara Haines pointed out the plan sounded like “McCarthyism.”
“This is a bit about archiving or making a list, remind you of the red scare and McCarthyism. It’s a slippery slope to endorse this type of action,” she remarked, but co-host Sunny Hostin was on board.
She called out Vice-President Mike Pence, Kellyanne Conway, Ben Carson and Betsy Devos as “complicit” with Trump’s policies.
“I don’t think those people should be able to profit from their experience within the Trump administration. I don’t think they should be forgotten. I don’t think we should look the other way,” she said. “I think we need to remember because if you don’t remember things then past becomes prologue. I do think people need to be held accountable for their actions and um I don’t think it’s reminiscent of McCarthyism at all.”
Joy Behar surprisingly disagreed with Hostin, but not without a jab at Republicans. “Every enemies list has been coming from the right. We don’t need to do it also.”