In addition to the closely watched Pennsylvania Senate debate Tuesday night, the debate between New York gubernatorial candidates Kathy Hochul (D) and Lee Zeldin (R) also played out. Their comments on crime drew the attention of ABC’s The View on Wednesday and mentally unstable co-host Sunny Hostin took things to a dangerous place when she tried to justify an attempted assassination against Zeldin, citing how “he’s hated” and “divisive.”
The Zeldin bashing began with co-host Whoopi Goldberg, who was shouting about how he supposedly doesn’t have a plan to fight rising crime (while Hochul supposedly does despite the rise happening under her leadership).
“What is your plan, Lee Zeldin?!” she screeched.
Goldberg also refused to listen to his plan after conservative co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin offered to give it to her.
Farah Griffin defended Zeldin by noting that he and his family have been victims of the crime wave in New York, including an assassination attempt made against him. “Lee Zeldin was nearly stabbed on stage while campaigning in New York. A bullet came within – ” she began to say before Sunny Hostin interrupted with her justification of the attempted murder.
“Well, he’s hated. That’s true,” Hostin scoffed. And she got backup from Goldberg, who declared: “Yeah. That is true.” The lone conservative pushed back and called Hostin out, but she doubled down, arguing that “he is divisive.”
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Goldberg became irate as Farah Griffin listed how Zeldin and his family have been first-hand witnesses to the crime wave and downplayed it as something that just happens in New York. “No, he’s familiar with what just happened to him ‘cause that’s New York. That’s New York City right now,” she howled.
As Farah Griffin was spelling out “the Senate Republican plan” to fight crime and the liberal “defund the police” movement, Hostin insanely started screaming about how “New York is one of the safest cities in the country!” Farah Griffin countered by admitting she doesn’t feel safe at all:
HOSTIN: It has a $5 billion budget!
FARAH GRIFFIN: Do you feel that though? I don’t feel safe in New York.
HOSTIN: It has a $5 billion budget for the police!
FARAH GRIFFIN: I live in the city. I don’t feel safe in New York.
Telling the truth caused co-host Joy Behar to scold her for being too young to know any better and accused her of “exaggerat[ing] the situation.” “You’re very young. You are. You’re 32 years old, was it? You know, I have been around, and there were worse crime rates in the 80s and the 70s,” she chided. “I was afraid to leave my house at some points.”
Sara Haines came to the rescue and admitted she too doesn’t feel safe in New York City. “My perception tends to rule the day on crime. And I’ve said over and over, right now, for the first time in New York City the last couple of years, I have felt less safe than I have before that,” she said.
Armed with statistics, Haines noted that The Council on Criminal Justice found that 29 of America’s biggest cities were experiencing a 30 percent increase in crime.
Hostin, who claimed New York was the safest city in America and that people “don’t care about broken window crimes,” responded to Haines by shouting about how the New York Police Department was fabricating their crime numbers “because they want to keep that $5 billion budget.” “Why not divert some of those funds then to mental health, to homelessness, to education?” she shouted.
Of course, she didn’t provide any evidence.
LifeNews Note: Nicholas Fondacaro writes for Newsbusters, where this originally appeared.