The View may be vacationing in the Bahamas this week, but the co-hosts haven’t chilled out with their hot takes. On Monday’s episode, Joy Behar mocked Sarah Huckabee Sanders over comments the gubernatorial candidate made after the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday (June 24).
During a conversation about the SCOTUS decision, Behar read Sanders’ comments aloud, blasting her words as “the dumbest statement of the day.”
While celebrating her win in the Arkansas primary, where she is running for governor, Sanders said, “We will make sure that when a kid is in the womb, they’re as safe as they are in a classroom.”
After Behar read the line to her co-hosts, they were shocked and the audience softly booed. Whoopi Goldberg was left nearly speechless, simply saying, “That is really, you know…” and shaking her head.
Sunny Hostin added, “I heard that and that was crazy,” but Behar went even further, ripping Sanders for her idiocy: “How stupid is she? Come on.”
Sanders’ comment comes after a horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, which killed 19 students and 2 adults last month. The tragedy was one of many mass shootings to have taken place in the U.S. this year; there have been more than 250 since June 8, according to the The Washington Post.
After Behar ripped Sanders, Ana Navarro pointed out, “Arkansas and so many of the states that have trigger laws ready and that are banning a family’s choice, a woman’s choice, also have the worst social services.”
A trigger law can ban abortion “almost immediately” following the reversal of Roe v. Wade, according to the The New York Times.
Navarro continued, telling the panel that the topic is a “difficult” one and she knows some people don’t think social services should be discussed in connection to family planning and abortion, but she disagrees.
“It is hypocritical and wrong to ban a family from making their own choice of what’s best for them,” she said, adding, “If they’re going to ban a family’s choice, there’s going to be more poor kids, there’s going to be more kids in adoption, there’s going to be more kids in foster care, there’s going to be more abused kids. … Those hypocritical states need to step up and provide the services.”
The View airs weekdays at 11/10c on ABC.