“The View” co-host Abby Huntsman lamented the “saddest thing” about the ongoing government shutdown, but she was swiftly corrected by host Whoopi Goldberg.
All the panelists agreed the federal government shutdown, now at 33 days and counting, was harmful, but they disagreed slightly about who was hurt most.
“Honestly, I’m actually, like, emotionally depressed over this,” said co-host Meghan McCain, “and it’s affecting my emotional state, and I think it is (for) a lot of Americans.”
“I just never thought we’d be here, as strange as that sounds, 33 days, 41,000 active-duty military people aren’t getting their paychecks, 2,100 civilians considered essential personnel, people protecting us from terrorism aren’t getting a paycheck,” she added. “This is absolutely garbage, and if anyone wants to storm the Bastille, I’m down to go with you.”
McCain quickly pointed out she was joking about taking revolutionary action, but her fellow conservative Huntsman agreed public safety was the biggest victim.
“They’re important jobs that protect us all, that’s the saddest part about it,” Huntsman said.
Goldberg stepped in to remind Huntsman that government employees who were missing paychecks were hurt the most.
“Well no, the saddest part about it is the people that work for a living every day, they work for a living, sometimes some of these folks have two or three jobs because it’s not enough to cover,” Goldberg said. “The fact that, like many things that happen in government, the real people are not taken into consideration, especially when it lasts a long time.”
“I know we have to go,” she added, “and, you know, you know what you can do, you know what you can do. Fifty states, I’m sure, are represented here. You know what you can do, let’s help the people.”
Heather Heyer’s mom says things have gotten worse since Charlottesville — but she has a solution
CNN's Ana Cabrera on Saturday interviewed Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer. Her daughter was murdered by a white nationalist terrorist during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017.
"When you watch what’s happening in Portland, thankfully everything right now is peaceful, but does it sort of give you that knee-jerk reaction where your hackles kind of go up, just given everything your family has been through?" Cabrera asked.
"My hackles don’t really go down anymore," Bro replied. "I am constantly tracking these things around the country as they happen. Yeah, I think after two years ago, mine will never completely go down again."
Trump-loving “hate group” leader struggles to defend chauvinism during CNN interview on Portland chaos
Portland, Oregon on Saturday was the scene of another far-right mobilization by groups such as the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer.
Tarrio had traveled from Miami to take part in the far-right rally in Portland and appeared to be wearing body armor.
‘Go back to Harlem!’: Florida woman has n-word laced meltdown after bumping black woman’s shopping cart
On Saturday, the Atlanta Black Star reported an incident in Florida, in which a white woman screamed racial slurs at a black woman at a Publix supermarket in Miami after their shopping carts jostled each other.
After the woman allegedly banged into Nicki Johnson's cart, she refused to apologize, saying, "I didn't hit you with my cart, and f**k you, you f**king n****r."
Johnson whipped out her cell phone camera, and began recording the incident, saying "You, why don't you call me a n****r again?"
"You thinking I'm sorry?" snapped the woman. "Let me tell you something, I don't have to call you anything. Get away from me, I will call security and there are surveillance videos. Get away from me!"