‘View’ Doubles Down Defending Controversial Nominee’s Tweets: ‘The place Are the Lies?’

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View hosts Pleasure Behar and Sunny Hostin doubled down on their protection for Biden OMB Director nominee and Democrat hack, Neera Tanden, on Tuesday’s present, focusing solely on the quite a few controversial tweets she’s despatched on Twitter through the years.

Although these identical hosts defended Tanden about two weeks in the past, they got here dashing again to assist the Biden nominee after extra senators voiced their opposition this week.

Whoopi Goldberg couldn’t include her laughter, mocking Republicans. “Neera Tanden, in all probability will not have the votes to get appointed due to her previous tweets, each attacking Republicans and Democrats. So some within the GOP say she’s divisive and would not have the temperament for the gig,” the co-host snorted as her co-hosts chuckled.

 

 

 

Pleasure Behar and Sunny Hostin continued downplaying Tanden’s controversies to a handful of “imply tweets”, to raised hit Republicans for permitting President Trump’s “imply tweets.” 

BEHAR: It is wealthy, is not it? To listen to Republicans who’re nonetheless hooked up to the hip to Donald Trump who known as girls slobs, canine, horse faces, fats pigs, that they are – upset by her nasty tweets. To not point out grabbing girls by their personal elements. You understand I feel they do not wish to keep in mind what occurred previously 4 years, and that is simply going to be a reminder about how despicably all of them have behaved on this regard. 

After Behar slammed West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, Sunny Hostin backed up her level that there was a “double customary” at play. Hostin even admitted she agreed with a few of Tanden’s tweets, scoffing, “The place are the lies?”

HOSTIN: Effectively, there is a clear double customary when you may have folks like Pleasure identified that will affirm a Jeff Classes or a Grenell and never affirm Tanden as a result of they’re offended by her imply tweets. While you take a look at her tweets, sure, she needed to delete over a thousand tweets and sure, have been they in poor kind, no query. I assumed it was inappropriate then and inappropriate now. However take a look at a few of the tweets. She tweeted that Senate minority chief Mitch McConnell was ‘Voldemort.’ [chuckle] She mentioned that vampires had extra coronary heart than Ted Cruz. She mentioned that Senator Susan Collins of Maine was, ‘the worst.’ The place are the lies there, proper? So, there was somewhat little bit of humor within the tweets, sure they have been imply and inappropriate. However ought to she not be confirmed due to that as a result of in 4 years we’ve seen speedy confirmations, we have seen the previous disgraced, twice-impeached, one-term president simply tweet horrible, horrible issues. We have seen these senators tweet issues. So I simply — the double customary is simply the peak of hypocrisy right here. I’m fairly stunned at it. 

However as famous beforehand, The View hosts did not downplay Trump tweets. Behar even asked if Trump might be charged with hate speech for his tweets.

Co-host Meghan McCain mentioned her friends have been lacking the purpose and it wasn’t simply tweets Tanden was being held accountable for, citing her alleged assault of a reporter, outing a sexual assault sufferer, and scathing complaints about her management from individuals who previously labored for her. “I don’t wish to hear something about waxing poetic about looking for the soul of the nation and that is atone-ship, if you are going to have folks like Neera Tanden holding cupboard positions,” she argued.

McCain acquired the final phrase on this section however they adopted up with a gooey section praising Biden’s Legal professional Basic nominee, Merrick Garland.

After enjoying a clip of Garland discussing his Jewish household fleeing from the Holocaust, Behar gushed that he, Biden and Jamie Raskin’s private tragedies made them “extremely certified” to guide this nation:

I really feel that now we have three males proper now in cost, Biden, Jamie Raskin and Merrick Garland, all three have skilled private tragedy which they’re in a approach extremely certified for the job proper now as a result of we’d like passionate individuals who have a core of self and individuals who care about different folks, as a result of partly due to their very own tragedies. 

Sara Haines was equally as effusive, saying that Garland had “each purpose to name Mitch McConnell, ‘Voldemort,’” however he “elevated” the nationwide dialog together with his instance and his nomination gave her hope that the nation was in higher palms:

As you talked about it is to his bones, that calling. You possibly can see it, you possibly can hear it in his voice. So I simply — he deserved this. It is lengthy overdue. So I’m cheering him on and all the things he mentioned gave me hope. It’s one other a kind of appointments, nominations you are like, we’ll be alright. I assumed it was wonderful.

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Learn the transcript beneath:

The View

2/23/2021

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Neera Tanden, in all probability will not have the votes to get appointed due to her previous tweets, each attacking Republicans and Democrats. So some within the GOP say she’s divisive and would not have the temperament for the gig [snorts, chuckles]. What do you consider this, Pleasure? 

JOY BEHAR: It is wealthy, is not it? To listen to Republicans who’re nonetheless hooked up to the hip to Donald Trump who known as girls slobs, canine, horse faces, fats pigs, that they are – upset by her nasty tweets. To not point out grabbing girls by their personal elements. You understand I feel they do not wish to keep in mind what occurred previously 4 years, and that is simply going to be a reminder about how despicably all of them have behaved on this regard. Let me simply level out, it isn’t simply Republicans, we even have Joe Manchin, who by the way in which, I do not know if he is a Democrat or a Republican half the time. However He voted to substantiate Richard Grenell, who mocked Hillary and Michelle Obama and Callista Gringich’s appears to be like. He voted to substantiate him. He voted to substantiate Jeff Classes who had a historical past of racism. So the hypocrisy is there, it’s throughout us. And I wish to say that If Neera just isn’t confirmed, I am scared about her tweets. I don’t know what she’s going to say when she has nothing to lose!

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Proper. Sunny, you assume there is a double customary right here. 

SUNNY HOSTIN: Effectively, there is a clear double customary when you may have folks like Pleasure identified that will affirm a Jeff Classes or a Grenell and never affirm Tanden as a result of they’re offended by her imply tweets. While you take a look at her tweets, sure, she needed to delete over a thousand tweets and sure, have been they in poor kind, no query. I assumed it was inappropriate then and inappropriate now. However take a look at a few of the tweets. She tweeted that Senate minority chief Mitch McConnell was Voldemort. [chuckle] She mentioned that vampires had extra coronary heart than Ted Cruz. She mentioned that Senator Susan Collins of Maine was, ‘the worst.’ The place are the lies there, proper? So, there was somewhat little bit of humor within the tweets, sure they have been imply and inappropriate. However ought to she not be confirmed due to that as a result of in 4 years we’ve seen speedy confirmations, we have seen the previous disgraced, twice-impeached, one-term president simply tweet horrible, horrible issues. We have seen these senators tweet issues. So I simply — the double customary is simply the peak of hypocrisy right here. I’m fairly stunned at it. 

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JOY BEHAR: So President Biden’s choose for Legal professional Basic Merrick Garland had his Senate affirmation listening to yesterday the place he made a passionate speech about how the bigotry his household confronted ready him for a lifetime of service. Have a look. 

MERRICK GARLAND: I come from a household the place my grandparents fled persecution. The nation took us in. And guarded us. And I really feel that obligation to the nation to pay again, that is the very best greatest use of my very own set of expertise to pay again and so I need very a lot to be the form of Legal professional Basic that you simply’re saying I may develop into. 

BEHAR: I really feel that now we have three males proper now in cost, Biden, Jamie Raskin and Merrick Garland, all three have skilled private tragedy which they’re in a approach extremely certified for the job proper now as a result of we’d like passionate individuals who have a core of self and individuals who care about different folks, as a result of partly due to their very own tragedies. Sara, how do you assume he dealt with himself? 

SARA HAINES: It was refreshing to see a nominee like Merrick Garland lastly get his second and, , discuss a person who may have been bitter on the heels of our final dialog. This man had each purpose to name Mitch McConnell, ‘Voldemort.’ He elevated all the things about his tales, his language. I nonetheless do not forget that actually emotional shot of him when President Obama nominated him to the Supreme Court docket, and he acquired emotional speaking about his household and his profession and the significance of service and as you talked about it is to his bones that calling. You possibly can see it, you possibly can hear it in his voice. So I simply — he deserved this. It is lengthy overdue. So I’m cheering him on and all the things he mentioned gave me hope. It’s one other a kind of appointments, nominations you are like, we’ll be alright. I assumed it was wonderful, yeah. 

BEHAR: How refreshing was it for him to say I am not the president’s lawyer – and I’ll work for the American folks, how refreshing was that, Meghan, to you?