The View host Sunny Hostin says white women voting Republican is like ‘roaches voting for raid’

Got room for any other Views? Host Sunny Hostin says white women voting Republican is like ‘roaches voting for Raid’, Joy Behar calls the party a ‘cult’ and Sara Haines claims all GoP candidates are ‘election deniers’

  • The View hosts were discussing election issues and voting on Thursday 
  • Sunny Hostin is anti-abortion as a Catholic but thinks it should be legal 
  • She said white women voting Republican was like ‘roaches voting for Raid’
  • ‘They are voting against their own self-interest,’ she said 
  • Joy Behar described the entire party as a ‘cult’: ‘It’s not Republicans anymore!’  
  • Sara Haines said the top issue for her in the midterms were ‘election deniers’ 
  • She said ‘everyone running on the Republican side’ was an election denier 
  • Alyssa Farah Griffin and Ana Navarro, both Republicans, joined the show this year after the departure of DailyMail.com columnist Meghan McCain 

The View’s vocally liberal hosts sparked debate on Thursday, with Sunny Hostin comparing white women who vote Republican to ‘roaches’, Joy Behar labeling the GoP a ‘cult’ and Sara Haines saying every Republican candidate in the midterms was an election denier. 

The women were discussing the forthcoming elections and key issues like abortion, crime and inflation when Hostin – a devout Catholic who is anti-abortion but thinks it should be legal and unrestricted – referred to a poll which showed the number of white women voting Republican is increasing

‘The abortion issue. I read a poll that white, suburban women are now voting going to vote Republican. It’s almost like roaches voting for Raid. They are voting against their own self-interest. Do they want to live in Gilead? Do they want to live in The Handmaid’s Tale?’ she said. 

The studio audience whooped in agreement. Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, who previously worked in the Trump administration, tried to balance the scales. 

‘It’s insulting to the voter. Do we love democracy or not? People make up decisions on what’s right for their family.  

‘The idea that you should have a say for everyone else’s vote… You had a different view on abortion not that long ago,’ she challenged Hostin. 

'The abortion issue. I read a poll that white, suburban women are now voting going to vote Republican. It's almost like roaches voting for Raid. They are voting against their own self-interest. Do they want to live in Gilead? Do they want to live in The Handmaid's Tale?' Sunny Hostin said

‘The abortion issue. I read a poll that white, suburban women are now voting going to vote Republican. It’s almost like roaches voting for Raid. They are voting against their own self-interest. Do they want to live in Gilead? Do they want to live in The Handmaid’s Tale?’ Sunny Hostin said

Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, who is a Republican, said Hostin's take was 'insulting to voters'

Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, who is a Republican, said Hostin’s take was ‘insulting to voters’ 

Hostin shot back: ‘I have that view. I am Catholic. That is my faith. I believe that abortion is wrong – for me.  There is a separation between government and church. 

‘I do not have the right to tell someone else. They are voting against their own self interest.’ 

The conversation moved on, with Sara Haines lamenting Democrats for not successfully enough assuaging voters’ fears over crime, and admitting that Republicans are stronger on messaging. 

‘I would say the Republicans are [winning the messaging battle.] I tend to vote independent and left. This is what’s frustrating me right now…the issues we’re seeing the most is inflation – that’s low hanging fruit, any party in control during a bad economy is going to be blamed – but then crime and abortion are the other two top issues.

Sara Haines said the top issue for her were 'election deniers': 'It used to be just Donald Trump, now it's everyone running on the Republican side. That scares me more than anything'

Sara Haines said the top issue for her were ‘election deniers’: ‘It used to be just Donald Trump, now it’s everyone running on the Republican side. That scares me more than anything’

The problem with the crime is, the only thing the left is saying, is “it’s a right-wing talking point, it’s nothing.” I don’t believe the left is light on crime but what people say matters to them. You can’t dismiss them. 

‘If they say there’s crime, it doesn’t even matter what the statistics are, if they feel unsafe, you have to answer that. The left is not soft on crime. 

‘Only super far progressives might believe in alternatives to police and all these weird things, but the majority of people that are moderate and left are not soft on crime.

‘Answer the question though don’t say, “the right’s making it up”, say “I hear you, and this is what I’ll do.”‘ 

She went on to say that the top issue for her, above women’s rights, was ‘election deniers’. 

‘It used to be just Donald Trump, now it’s everyone running on the Republican side. 

‘That scares me more than anything. Even women’s rights is second for me.’ 

Behar then jumped it: ‘You’re not voting for Republicans, you’re voting for a cult! Remember that. It’s a cult. It’s not Republicans anymore!’ 

A source close to the show dismissed the notion that the debate on Thursday was one-sided, telling DailyMail.com: ‘It was a robust conversation during which the women all listened to each other’s point of view. 

‘This is what The View is about. They all have a seat at the table.’  

The show has been slammed in the past for what some viewers condemned as consistently one-sided commentary in the past. DailyMail.com columnist Meghan McCain departed the show after routinely clashing with Joy Behar. 

Joy Behar said: ''You're not voting for Republicans, you're voting for a cult! Remember that. It's a cult. It's not Republicans anymore!'

Joy Behar said: ”You’re not voting for Republicans, you’re voting for a cult! Remember that. It’s a cult. It’s not Republicans anymore!’

Behar told Meghan in one particularly brutal exchange that she didn’t miss her while she was on maternity leave. 

Alyssa Farah Griffin was brought onto the show to fill Meghan’s seat in August. She and Ana Navarro were included as ‘co-hosts’. 

The panel’s bias was on full display during Ted Cruz’s guest appearance on the show last week. 

He was savaged by the co-hosts and heckled by protesters in the audience. 

Democrat Senate candidate John Fetterman is scheduled to appear on the show tomorrow. It remains unclear what kind of arrangements, if any, have been made by ABC for closed-captioning for Fetterman, whose speech was impaired by a stroke in May. 

Critics say he is unfit to hold office as a result of the stroke, and that a Republican candidate with half as many heath problems would be raked over the coals.  

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