As the Senate impeachment trial against Donald Trump continues, “The View” cohost Joy Behar is accusing him of “negligent homicide” over last month’s riots at the Capitol.
During Thursday’s episode of “The View,” the hosts discussed the new footage that has come out showing the Capitol riots. Unsurprisingly, Behar took the opportunity to blame everything on Trump, just as she did for the entirety of his presidency.
“One of the arguments they’re giving on the Trump side of it is that he can’t be held responsible just for the basis of inflammatory speech,” Behar said. “The original permit of the event on the ellipse was not to authorize a march on the Capitol. It was not authorized.”
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“According to what we heard yesterday, it wasn’t until Trump and his team directly involved in the event’s planning that the march came into the picture,” she added. “They signed the permit to allow the mob to go on the Capitol, okay? That is not a free speech issue. That is action. That is actionable. He signed the permit that said ‘go ahead.’”
After accusing Trump of giving his supporters a “signal to go after Pence,” she concluded her rant by saying that Trump didn’t share his video address to the mob until hours after the riot took place.
“Now, to me, that is negligent homicide,” she said outrageously. “A cop was killed. Many were injured. Between the Pence act and the mob of the period of time between the assault on the Capitol and when Trump decides to talk and tell them calm down, that is negligent homicide.”
Behar then shared a quote from the George Orwell book “1984,” which goes, “The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears it was their final most essential command.”
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These kinds of extreme attacks on Trump are nothing new for Behar. Last month, she bizarrely claimed that Trump “made it his business for four years to rape this country.”