Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-FL., appeared on the ABC talk show “The View” on Thursday morning, and chaos quickly ensued when he got into a verbal altercation with liberal cohost Joy Behar.
“I was just wondering if you were wearing black as a consequence of, like, the death of the political left in the debate last night,” Gaetz asked Behar, who fired back by telling the congressman not to “count the dead yet.”
This came after Behar had predicted that former Vice President Joe Biden would be the nominee, saying that former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg killed his own chances at last night’s debate. Gaetz disagreed with her, however, saying that Biden should be counted out of the race as well.
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“What states is he going to win?” Gaetz asked, adding that the whole “premise of the Biden campaign” was his electability, yet he didn’t win in New Hampshire or Iowa.
“So, now you have socialist Bernie Sanders against billionaire Michael Bloomberg,” he said, going on to argue that Democrats will not nominate an actual Democrat.
“They’re either going to nominate a socialist or someone who some time ago was a Republican,” Gaetz continued.
Later on, the Florida congressman slammed what he described as the “Venezuela wing of the Democratic Party.”
“Oh, c’mon, the Venezuela wing!” an exacerbated Behar exclaimed.
“Trump has a unique ability to get people who don’t necessarily agree with him to vote for him,” @RepMattGaetz says when asked about conservative women questioning Pres. Trump’s character. https://t.co/JOjiyURkev pic.twitter.com/ovMTwYhkeQ
— The View (@TheView) February 20, 2020
One of the best moments of the show came when the panel talked about President Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Ambassador Richard Grenell to serve as acting director of national intelligence. When Behar claimed that Germany sees Grennel as “thin-skinned,” Gaetz fired back by insulting the talk show.
“Well, this is ‘The View,’ aren’t we all?” he asked, as Behar vehemently denied his statement.
Behar and her fellow liberals on “The View” are typically only challenged by Meghan McCain, the sole conservative on the show, so it was satisfying to see another conservative step in to show them who’s boss. In the end, Gaetz exposed Behar as the ignorant liberal sheep that she is, and viewers of “The View” won’t be forgetting that anytime soon.