Joy Behar, host of ABC’s “The View,” believes Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) should go to prison. The crime she imputes to him? Not opposing President Trump.
Not surprisingly, Behar, who recently celebrated her twentieth year on the show by asking the president to resign, put words in Hatch’s mouth so she could attack him for not sharing visceral loathing of the president.
She referenced a CNN interview in which Hatch was asked about Trump’s links to his recently sentenced former lawyer Michael Cohen. The reporter mentioned that the prosecutor in Cohen’s case, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, was a Trump appointee, to which Hatch responded, “I don’t care. All I can say is, he’s doing a good job as president.”
Behar, not often accused of being intelligent in her political analysis, seized on the clip as evidence that Hatch belongs in prison. “He is going out of office. He has nothing to lose by speaking, against, truth to power about Trump,” she said, adding, “Why does he say, ‘Even if he commits a crime, it’s OK?’ Maybe he needs to go to jail, too.”
Except that Hatch never made the statement she quotes him as having said. When asked if he was concerned about the allegations, Hatch answered:
No because I don’t think he was involved in crimes, but even then, you know, you can make anything a crime under the current laws; if you want to you can blow it way out of proportion. You can do a lot of things.”
No one on the panel bothered to fact check Behar.
Behar’s History of Wild Comments
Behar has a rich history of outlandish comments:
- She recently claimed the President should stock up on pardons for his kids.
- She instigated a shouting match when discussing the passing of George H.W. Bush because she had to interject her Trump derangement theories into the conversation.
- She likened prayer to a “mental illness” after claims from Omarosa that Vice President Mike Pence talks to Jesus.
- She called the president a “sociopath” and said “God forbid” he “lives another 20 years.”
Cross posted at the Mental Recession