The View ‘Republican’ Praises Jeffries in Leadership, ‘Wise Call’ By Dems

Alyssa Farah Griffin has been an utter disaster as the voice of Republicans and conservatives on ABC’s liberal viper pit, The View. No matter how many times she declares the GOP as “my party,” it’s clear that she harbors resentment for those who made her. And that was evident on Thursday’s show as she praised House Democrats for electing New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries to be their leader and whined about GOP leadership.

“I think Hakeem Jeffries was a very wise call for Democrats,” she proclaimed. Recalling her time working for real Republicans in the House, Farah Griffin touted Jeffries as someone who has “credibility” with the growing progressive wing of the party and could supposedly work with Republicans.

Describing the GOP as “my party,” Farah Griffin lamented “their House leadership is a bit of a mess right now.” She liked that the leadership was relatively young, but hinted at racism within the party:

We have fairly young leadership with McCarthy, Stefanik, but we lack representation. I actually really was hoping Byron Donalds, a Florida member would’ve challenged Elise Stefanik for conference chair because we don’t have minority representation in our leadership.

This is an example of how detached and out of the loop she is from “her party.” Donalds did run for a leadership position, he just didn’t win and was considered a long-shot candidate.

It was also another example of Farah Griffin putting the Democratic Party over “her party.” In September, she punted an opportunity to promote Republican women who could run for president in 2024. Instead, she chose to tout the potential candidacy of Michelle Obama. And she’s made it clear she’s eager to push a Democratic 2024 candidate on the show.

 

 

Bashing a real Republican woman, Farah Griffin lamented New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik was not the conference chair, calling her an election denier (Click “expand”):

BEHAR: Isn’t she an election denier, Stefanik?

FARAH GRIFFIN: She is.

HOSTIN: She’s a Trumper.

BEHAR: Please.

FARAH GRIFFIN: Elise Stefanik used to be one of my favorite members. She was a moderate, thoughtful, like millennial, and she went in a completely different direction.

BEHAR: The body snatchers have gotten her.

In reality, Jeffries was a 2016 election denier. “The more we learn about 2016 election the more ILLEGITIMATE it becomes. America deserves to know whether we have a FAKE President in the Oval Office,” he tweeted. He’s also claimed former President Trump was “artificially” installed by Russia and that a “cloud of illegitimacy” hangs around him.

The other so-called Republican on the panel, the always toxic Ana Navarro lauded how well the Democrats rallied around Jeffries. “How quickly without drama this election took place. In the meantime, on the Republican side, you’ve got Kevin McCarthy making pacts with insane people in order to get the votes he needs to be speaker and I’m not sure it’s going to happen or what’s going to happen by the time that comes,” she huffed.

And, of course, the other liberal co-hosts were in a very good mood. According to anti-Christian bigot Whoopi Goldberg, it was a new age for the country. One where “everything is starting to feel like we might actually be able to have a conversation again about what we can do to make the country better.”

Racist co-host Sunny Hostin and the cast suggested Jeffries possessed the kind of leadership that could get the country through another January 6 (Click “expand”):

HOSTIN: When I first heard that Nancy was stepping down, I was a little nervous only because when we saw those January 6 insurrection videos, the way she took charge with chuck Schumer, I felt we were in good hands.

BEHAR: Oh, he’ll do good.

GOLDBERG: Oh, he’s no joke.

HOSTIN: But Hakeem replacing Nancy makes the — I think the Democratic Party very strong

“He is the smartest person for that gig. He’s the right person. He’s the smartest person. He is on par with Nancy Pelosi,” Goldberg asserted. “No question. He has that kind of strength,” Hostin agreed.

This praise for Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) was made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from Humana and Macy’s. Their contact information is linked.

The transcript is below, click “expand” to read:

ABC’s The View
December 1, 2022
11:03:50 a.m. Eastern

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: It’s nice actually to get some good news out of D.C. these days, but yesterday New York Representative Hakeem Jeffries was elected as the first black party leader in Congress.

[Applause]

I mean, he says he’s committed to working across the aisle, but of course, you know, he’ll push against the extremist views. I mean, everything is starting to feel like we might actually be able to have a conversation again about what we can do to make the country better. I think he’s one of those — I was going to say kids. He’s not a kid. He’s a man.

SUNNY HOSTIN: He’s young. He’s 52.

GOLDBERG: He’s a kid.

HOSTIN: I’ve know – Hakeem and I went to college together.

GOLDBERG: Ah, yes.

JOY BEHAR: Oh really?

HOSTIN: We’re good friends, and he’s a strong, strong leader.

GOLDBERG: Yeah.

HOSTIN: And has always been since college. He’s a serious person.

GOLDBERG: Yeah.

HOSTIN: When I first heard that Nancy was stepping down, I was a little nervous only because when we saw those January 6 insurrection videos, the way she took charge with chuck Schumer, I felt we were in good hands.

BEHAR: Oh, he’ll do good.

GOLDBERG: Oh, he’s no joke.

HOSTIN: But Hakeem replacing Nancy makes the — I think the Democratic Party very strong and also younger in a sense. And a lot of the Democratic voter turnout this midterms was predominantly young people. And this will speak to them.

[Crosstalk]

GOLDBERG: Listen. He is the smartest person for that gig. He’s the right person. He’s the smartest person. He is on par with Nancy Pelosi.

HOSTIN: No question. He has that kind of strength.

GOLDBERG: So, I’m thrilled. What I found interesting was that some folks on the other side were already — he hadn’t even been in yet more than five minutes, they were, like, “Oh, man. We hate this guy. We don’t like him,” and I just thought, like, give him a minute.

ANA NAVARRO: Listen. The folks on the other side have got to get their house in order because I was struck by how –

[Applause]

— How quickly without drama this election took place. In the meantime, on the Republican side, you’ve got Kevin McCarthy making pacts with insane people in order to get the votes he needs to be speaker and I’m not sure it’s going to happen or what’s going to happen by the time that comes.

(…)

11:07:09 a.m. Eastern

HOSTIN: And he’s only 43. I was really impressed by him as well. He’s 43 and now he has the third ranking position.

ALYSSA FARAH GRIFFIN: I think Hakeem Jeffries was a very wise call for Democrats. When I worked in the House, he was known — he has credibility with the progressive flank, but he was known for somebody the other side could work with. So, I think just in general moving to next generation leadership is smart.

My party, to Ana’s point, their House leadership is a bit of a mess right now. We have fairly young leadership with McCarthy, Stefanik, but we lack representation. I actually really was hoping Byron Donalds, a Florida member would’ve challenged Elise Stefanik for conference chair because we don’t have minority representation in our leadership.

BEHAR: Isn’t she an election denier, Stefanik?

FARAH GRIFFIN: She is.

HOSTIN: She’s a Trumper.

BEHAR: Please.

FARAH GRIFFIN: Elise Stefanik used to be one of my favorite members. She was a moderate, thoughtful, like millennial, and she went in a completely different direction.

BEHAR: The body snatchers have gotten her.

[Laughter]

FARAH GRIFFIN: It’s unfortunate. But no, we can all take a lesson from – There’s something about passing the torch to a next generation of leaders that I think is super valuable.

(…)

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