Joy Behar Says Kamala Harris’ Ratings are Low Because Conservatives are Racist, Sexist

National   |   Kristine Marsh   |   Aug 2, 2021   |   6:22PM   |   Washington, DC

The liberal hosts of The View vehemently defended Vice President Kamala Harris after her approval ratings plummeted in recent polls. Even though President Biden’s ratings have similarly dropped, co-hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin gave Harris the easy way out, chalking up her unpopularity to the fact that she’s a black woman.

Whoopi Goldberg opened the discussion explaining how Harris has “the lowest approval of any vice president since the ‘70s,” before asking Behar why that could be.

Behar immediately pulled the race and sex cards:

“Well, let’s see. What is different about her that we haven’t seen before? What could it be? Oh, that’s right. She’s a woman and she’s black. I almost forgot.,” she snarked.

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The liberal host then griped that the Democrat administration was facing undue criticism from the right, despite inflation, rising gas prices, an immigration crisis, ethical scandals and releasing COVID-positive illegal immigrants into the general population:

I mean, it seems like there’s this bombardment of criticism on her and Biden coming from the right as if they have been in office for four years. They’ve only been there for what? Six months? [counting on fingers] Eight months. Eight months. What are they supposed to do? Change the whole world? Cure — get a cure for cancer? Solve the problem of climate change, deal with immigration? They have been doing immigration. How many presidential years. Other presidents have tried to fix immigration in this country. It’s a very, very hard and trackable problem. That’s what they handed her. So you know what? Back off.

Similarly, as she’s done before, Sunny Hostin blamed racism and sexism.

Well, it’s not surprising because it is all about race and gender, right? As Joy mentioned. What’s different about this one? What is different about this particular vice president?” she snarked.

Hostin claimed there was “faux outrage” over Harris’s leadership on immigration, because she visited the border…when she was Attorney General of California:

Listen. She’s become I think the GOP foil on the campaign trail. There’s a lot of faux outrage out there on the Republican side about what’s going on at the border. They’re claiming there’s a crisis at the border, that she never visited the border. She was the Attorney General of California. There are pictures all over the place of Kamala Harris, of the vice president at the border. So that’s sort of much ado about nothing

Conservative co-host Meghan McCain pointed out Harris dropped out of the presidential race early, and hasn’t handled the border crisis well, despite getting passes from the media:

She wasn’t resonating with voters way before President Biden was elected. I mean, I think it’s interesting the tone from the media on her leadership on immigration because when there were kids in cages on the border under President Trump, it was horrific and now we aren’t even allowed to send journalists in to film it and she’s in charge, and it’s okay.

McCain noted Republicans would love to see Harris run against Ron DeSantis in 2024:

If people don’t want to listen to me and think it’s all about race and gender, that’s fine. Honestly, it’s everyone’s, you know, risk to take, but Ron DeSantis would put her in the ground. I mean, it would be a election for Republicans. Republicans would love nothing more than to run against Vice President Harris.

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