The co-hosts of “The View” were disgusted by the election of former Judge Roy Moore to lead the Republican Party ticket in the Alabama senate race.
“There was a runoff between two Republican candidates in Alabama yesterday,” announced co-host Whoopi Goldberg. “One was backed by the new guy in the White House and the other was backed by the former president, Mr. Bannon.”
The Wednesday discussion turned into a discussion of the greatest hits of Moore horror, as the women wondered how it was possible anyone could elect a man who sounds so much like a protester from Westboro Baptist Church.
“He’s got quite the pedigree. He’s a birther,” Goldberg continued.
“He thinks gay marriage should be illegal, guy conduct,” co-host Joy Behar chimed in.
“He said homosexuals shouldn’t be parents. Clearly, he’s not viewing the people that are heterosexual parents around him,” echoed Sara Haines. “If that’s a requirement for good parenting, you really need to be more observant.”
“He said [former President Barack] Obama wasn’t born here. He’s presidential material apparently,” joked Behar.
“He was fired as Chief Justice on the Alabama state Supreme Court after refusing federal orders to remove the Ten Commandments monument from the court,” Goldberg went on. “Now, so, ‘you know who’ loves to tweet. We know this. But he removed his tweet because it backed the loser,” said Goldberg.
“Yes, he deleted several of them,” co-host Sunny Hostin said. “But screen shots last forever!”
Behar explained that she fears for the people of Alabama because it’s a traditionally red state and the seat has always been conservative.
Haines noted that it was a big Bannon vs. Trump moment and that Bannon’s supporters are now waking up to their power in the Republican party.
“He passed one test, which is one test too many,” Haines continued. “He wants to legislate religion. And one thing we talk a lot about on this show is the beauty of this country is we’re all so different and believe different things. The second you start to legislate one religion — you can’t legislate religion and have a democracy.”
Goldberg agreed, saying “the moment you do that it makes us no different than the people we’re fighting.”
Haines went on to talk about Moore’s declaration that “growing atheism is to blame for 9/11,” a belief held by the Westboro Baptist Church. “So, this is the guy that actually got votes. To me, this should be the scarier part. Not what Trump has to say about it. It’s kind of reassuring that he didn’t like this guy, maybe.”
“I mean, what does it mean?” Hostin said.
“It means people have to really pay attention,” Goldberg said.
“And they’ve got to vote,” Behar agreed.
Watch the full discussion below: