The View’s Whoopi Goldberg shames Jeff Flake: ‘You’d let a potential monster sit on the Supreme Court’ if you weren’t retiring
Whoopi Goldberg (ABC)

"The View" host Whoopi Goldberg wasn't impressed by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) calling for a pause in the nomination process to conduct further investigation of sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.


The Arizona Republican revealed he agreed more investigation was needed after he was confronted by two assault survivors in a Capitol elevator, but Goldberg shamed Flake for admitting he would not have called for the pause if he was not retiring.

"He said there's no value to reaching across the aisle, there's no currency for that anymore," Goldberg said. "So here's my response to that, as you've been saying, as we've been saying, as many people have been saying, this is not political. Sexual assault is not political, so the currency is looking out for the women. That's your currency."

Co-host Abby Huntsman applauded Flake for responding to Christine Blasey Ford's testimony by asking for additional investigation, but Goldberg said he would have allowed an accused sexual abuser to skate through confirmation if he was facing re-election.

"The idea that you would let a potential monster sit on the Supreme Court because you wanted to get re-elected tells us we have some issues here," Goldberg said. "We've got some issues here."