Joy Behar Smears Republican as ‘Cheaters’ for Opposing Dem Bill That Makes Elections Less Secure

Wednesday, House Democrats passed a massive “election reform” bill that calls for a “complete overhaul” of the current system, eliminating many safeguards for election integrity. No Republican supported the bill. The liberal hosts of The View, of course, cheered the highly partisan and controversial move on their Thursday show, while smearing Republicans for trying to “cheat” and “suppress the vote.”

Joy Behar sneered that Republican only opposed the bill because they “cannot win without lying, cheating or suppressing the vote,” a malicious claim she’s made many times before on the show.

The co-host seemed to think every American agreed with her far-left politics, claiming that the GOP had “are against everything that could help Americans” and “Americans were catching on:”

The Republican party cannot win without lying, cheating or suppressing the vote, and they know it. Why else would they try to stop mail-in voting, Sunday voting, automatic registration? Why would they do that otherwise? The Attorney General of Arizona, he himself said — the Republican party, said that they are defending voting restrictions because, quote, it puts us at a competitive disadvantage. Translation, the fewer people who vote, the likelier it is for them to win. Okay? They have nothing to offer Americans. It is a bankrupt party. They didn’t even bother coming up with a platform last election. It’s a cult of personality now. They are against everything that would help Americans. Health care for all, this – package that Joe Biden is trying to pass for COVID relief, the minimum wage. They’re against everything that would help Americans, and Americans are catching on, and that’s why they have to suppress the vote. 

 

 

Her fellow progressive co-host Sunny Hostin also disparaged Republicans with ugly claims they were trying to stop black Americans from voting. She went on to rave over how great this bill was because it eliminated many common-sense safeguards for election integrity, such as voter I.D. and accurate voter registration rolls:

If you look at some of the things that Republicans are putting forth, Georgia Republicans want to make voters wait for hours while making it a crime to give them water in line. Texas Republicans will accept your gun license, but not a student I.D. to vote. Things like that are happening, and if you look at the bill, the bill creates automatic voter registration. So voters have to opt out and not opt in. It requires officials to automatically register eligible citizens, requires at least 15 consecutive days of early voting with sites open ten hours a day, prohibits states from restricting voting by mail. Expands absentee ballot drop boxes, establishes independent redistricting commissions to end gerrymandering, prohibits voter roll purging.

Hostin and Whoopi Goldberg also lauded this past election as the safest in U.S. history, despite all the controversy and voters’ concerns about election integrity:

“How can both sides still be this far apart on voting when pretty much it seemingly went the way it was supposed to?” Whoopi asked Hostin, who replied, “It did go the way that it was supposed to, and we did have record turnout. We now know that this was the safest election in terms of integrity in U.S. history!”

Only conservative co-host Meghan McCain revealed what was in the bill that the other hosts wouldn’t admit.

“What this bill has in it that I find particularly problematic is it’s going to allow felons to vote even if you are convicted of election fraud,” she pointed out. McCain continued to explain its problems (click “expand”):

It eliminates the voter I.D. These are things you need an I.D. to do in America: To adopt a pet, to rent a car, get on a plane, buy cold medicine, buy a cell phone, get a job. So again, no ID whatsoever. This allows minors to vote, and that includes down to 16-year-olds. The Democrats are saying at the same time, they expanded Obamacare up to age 26 because the idea was that 26-year-olds still really haven’t had this, like, you know, they’re sort of failure to launch, and they still need help from their parents. So on one end, 26-year-olds can’t pay for their own health care, but  on the other side, 16-year-olds should have the right to vote and have the responsibility and competence to vote. If this is where the mandate is, then 16-year-olds can do whatever they want, we need to remove that from Obamacare, and anything an 18-year-old should do, a 16-year-old should be able to do as well. 

It expands the ‘no excuses absentee voting.’ My biggest problem with it is it’s sending public dollars to fund political campaigns and I just don’t think that our tax paying dollars while the country is absolutely falling apart should be having our taxpayer dollars having, you know, influencing our elections…

McCain ended her response slamming her co-hosts for being “intellectually dishonest:”

“I think it’s just intellectually dishonest and in bad faith to talk about Republicans are evil and they want to ruin the world. This is a basic disagreement on how you think states’ rights should be run,” she argued.

The View’s highly partisan coverage of this legislation was paid for by sponsors Colgate and L’Oreal, contact them at the Conservatives Fight Back page here. 

Read the transcript below:

The View

3/4/2021

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: So Joy, what additional election integrity are Republicans looking for, here?

JOY BEHAR: Integrity is not the right word. The Republican party cannot win without lying, cheating or suppressing the vote, and they know it. Why else would they try to stop mail-in voting, Sunday voting, automatic registration? Why would they do that otherwise? The Attorney General of Arizona, he himself said — the Republican party, said that they are defending voting restrictions because, quote, it puts us at a competitive disadvantage. Translation, the fewer people who vote, the likelier it is for them to win. Okay? They have nothing to offer Americans. It is a bankrupt party. They didn’t even bother coming up with a platform last election. It’s a cult of personality now. They are against everything that would help Americans. Health care for all, this – package that Joe Biden is trying to pass for COVID relief, the minimum wage. They’re against everything that would help Americans, and Americans are catching on, and that’s why they have to suppress the vote. 

WHOOPI: So Sunny, the election fraud lie led to the Capitol insurrection. How can both sides still be this far apart on voting when pretty much it seemingly went the way it was supposed to? 

SUNNY HOSTIN: It did go the way that it was supposed to, and we did have record turnout. We now know that this was the safest election in terms of integrity in U.S. history, and so I think what we’re seeing is as Joy alluded to, a desperate party trying to make it more difficult for people to vote, and more difficult in particular for people of color to vote, to disenfranchise those voters. 

If you look at some of the things that Republicans are putting forth, Georgia Republicans want to make voters wait for hours while making it a crime to give them water in line. Texas Republicans will accept your gun license, but not a student I.D. to vote. Things like that are happening, and if you look at the bill, the bill creates automatic voter registration. So voters have to opt out and not opt in. It requires officials to automatically register eligible citizens, requires at least 15 consecutive days of early voting with sites open ten hours a day, prohibits states from restricting voting by mail. Expands absentee ballot drop boxes, establishes independent redistricting commissions to end gerrymandering, prohibits voter roll purging. If you look at what the Republicans have been up to, as of February 19, 2021, state lawmakers have introduced 253 bills in 43 states, but the state legislatures with the highest number of restricted bills were Georgia, Pennsylvania and Arizona which all flipped in 2016 from — to vote for — from 2016, I apologize, to vote for President Biden in 2020, and they are scared because of the results of the election.

WHOOPI: Right. 

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Meghan, why do you think the GOP is so opposed to the bill the Democrats passed yesterday?

MEGHAN MCCAIN: This is — this is a complicated one. The first thing I want to start out by saying is that I’m a Constitutionalist and I believe in the Constitution, and I just don’t think this is constitutional. I don’t think the federal government should be mandating what states should do, and this actually went to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, and Breyer and Kagan actually ended up siding with Republicans, and those are obviously more left leaning Supreme Court justices. 

What this bill has in it that I find particularly problematic is it’s going to allow felons to vote even if you are convicted of election fraud. What you are saying about national security threats right now, if Mayor Giuliani or the my pillow guy go to jail for helping inciting violence or spreading this lie of election fraud, they still will have the right to vote. I don’t think that should happen. I don’t think someone who is convicted of election fraud should have the liberty and luxury of voting. 

It eliminates the voter I.D. These are things you need an I.D. to do in America: To adopt a pet, to rent a car, get on a plane, buy cold medicine, buy a cell phone, get a job. So again, no ID whatsoever. This allows minors to vote, and that includes down to 16-year-olds. The Democrats are saying at the same time, they expanded Obamacare up to age 26 because the idea was that 26-year-olds still really haven’t had this, like, you know, they’re sort of failure to launch, and they still need help from their parents. So on one end, 26-year-olds can’t pay for their own health care, but  on the other side, 16-year-olds should have the right to vote and have the responsibility and competence to vote. If this is where the mandate is, then 16-year-olds can do whatever they want, we need to remove that from ObamaCare, and anything an 18-year-old should do, a 16-year-old should be able to do as well. 

It expands the ‘no excuses absentee voting.’ My biggest problem with it is it’s sending public dollars to fund political campaigns and I just don’t think that our tax paying dollars while the country is absolutely falling apart should be having our taxpayer dollars having, you know, influencing our elections, and I just — I wish this — when this was even pitched as a topic, I feel like people are just seeing it through one very linear lens. This isn’t about whatever — however you feel about Republicans and Republicans trying to take rights away. It’s about how you interpret the Constitution and how you interpret states’ rights, and I think it’s just intellectually dishonest and in bad faith to talk about Republicans are evil and they want to ruin the world. This is a basic disagreement on how you think states’ rights should be run. 

 

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