“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said that House Republicans are “domestic terrorists” after failing to back legislation aimed at combating domestic terrorism.
All but one GOP Rep voted against the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act during Wednesday’s floor vote. The measure to create domestic terrorism offices within multiple federal agencies passed with a 222-203 vote.
“When did Washington really get to be a place where stopping domestic terrorism is divisive?” Goldberg questioned on Thursday morning’s show.
“I guess when they’re part of the problem,” co-host Joy Behar snarked, to which Goldberg remarked, “When the domestic terrorists are voting on the bill.”
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Goldberg was quick to cover for President Biden on Wednesday, when guest host Stephanie Grisham, a former Trump administration official, blamed him for the nation’s flailing economy.
“I want to say this, though, the country’s not doing well,” she remarked. “So I think that Biden does need to get some stuff in order. We have got high gas prices. We do have inflation.”
Goldberg tried to cut Grisham off, but she powered through.”Come to the Midwest. I invite anybody to come to the Midwest, where farmers can’t afford fertilizer, they can’t afford fuel. People really are suffering at the grocery store,” she explained. “There are a lot of things going on that I think could affect the polls.”
The “Ghost” star refused to place any blame on the president, instead shifting focus towards the conflict in Ukraine.
“I’ll tell you, everybody is suffering. But let’s place it in the places that it belongs. OK? Gas prices aren’t bad because of anything Biden did. It’s just what he’s going to absorb,” Goldberg said. “There’s a war going on, and everybody said, this is what we got to do. So we’re in the middle of it.”
She also accused Texas Governor Greg Abbott of causing the nation’s baby formula shortage.
“People want baby food, baby stuff. That is also not on him. That’s on Abbott,” Goldberg added. “But I noticed when people talk about these things, specifically what you were just saying, nobody ever says, here’s the cause of this, and here’s how we have to fight this.”