With a major hurricane bearing down on the west coast of Florida, “The View” co-host Joy Behar used the catastrophic weather event to slam Gov. DeSantis (R.-FL) for his thoughts on climate change.
Behar said, “According to NPR, Florida’s climate challenges are among the biggest in the country. Hurricanes intensified by climate change, rising sea level, extreme heat and drought, and this one is the worst one, health threats from mosquito-borne diseases. This is the quote from Governor DeSantis about climate change, quote — ‘I am not in the pews of the church of the global warming leftists.”
Unhinged Joy Behar disgustingly ATTACKS DeSantis on The View over political views, then BLAMES him for hurricane Ian as it barrels toward Florida pic.twitter.com/PNT277YrMP
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 29, 2022
Democrats have been known to use tragic events to push their agenda in public. For instance, any time there is a mass shooting, gun control becomes the issue of the day. When people began to question the election results of 2020, American democracy was at stake and future elections had to be as free and open as possible.
Behar, in this instance, took that agenda-pushing to a different level as catastrophic events like hurricanes have traditionally been unifying things that bring people together.
Behar took the time to say that any money or assistance taken by DeSantis is socialism. “Isn’t it socialism when the government helps you?” Behar asked. Co-host Sonny Postin replied “Yeah, and the fire department’s gotta come, and the police. I mean, socialism!”
Gov. DeSantis, for his part, said, “The effects of this are going to be broad and we appreciate the Biden administration’s consideration to the people of Florida during this time of need,” thanking the Biden administration for their support.
The White House was equally cordial, speaking of working together with DeSantis. Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said, “There’s no politics in this when we talk about extreme weather.” With Biden adding that the federal government is willing and ready to help in every way possible.”
The hosts of “The View,” however, decided that using a natural disaster was the right time to bring politics into the situation.
A little more than a month ago, The View contacted DeSantis to make an appearance on the show, an invitation that DeSantis turned down. Perhaps this is simply payback for the governor not agreeing to be interviewed on “The View.”