Joy Behar argues that Republicans are not patriotic because they attacked Robert Mueller, who was a veteran, along with John McCain.
Joy Behar had previously drew the ire of conservatives by saying “as an American, I am offended by Republicans”
#JoyBehar says “As an American, I am offended by Republicans”. As a patriotic American, I am offended by Joy Behar
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Per Breitbart, Thursday on ABC’s “The View,” co-host Joy Behar accused Republicans of being “very disrespectful” to Vietnam veteran and special counsel Robert Mueller during his testimony before Congress.
Behar said, “They were very disrespectful, I thought, the Republicans. They have a tendency to be disrespectful to veterans in this country. First, it was John Kerry, swift boating him, a wounded veteran of the Vietnam War. Then it was Meghan’s dad, John McCain. His service to the United States was minimized and made fun of basically by this guy, and now this. A guy who served in Vietnam and president bone spurs did not serve in Vietnam, and they have the nerve to back him instead of this veteran. It really is upsetting. I don’t want to hear the Republicans say that they are the most patriotic party anymore. I don’t want to hear it or family values, as long as they’re locking up children. I don’t want to hear it anymore.”
Behar cited Republicans attacking John Kerry and John McCain as her evidence Republicans hated veterans. But that wasn’t enough; Republicans were also unpatriotic and didn’t believe in “family values,” either:
“It really is upsetting. I don’t want to hear the Republicans say that they are the most patriotic party anymore. I don’t want to hear it. Or family values, as long as they’re locking up children. I don’t want to hear it anymore!” she seethed as the audience cheered in agreement.
Abrams argued that Republicans had no leg to stand on in calling out Mueller’s investigation, partisan, because he was a “lifelong Republican” and there was “no evidence” of bias:
“Keep in mind. He’s a Republican! Don’t let the people forget. He is a lifelong Republican. There is no evidence that he’s a Trump hater or an anti-Trumper, et cetera, and he’s the one leading the investigation!” he declared.
“I would tell you yesterday’s testimony or hearing is evidence he’s not a Trump hater. Because if he hated Trump he could have gone in there and done something very different than what he actually did!” co-host Ana Navarro agreed.
Abrams then declared the Mueller Report was a “huge favor” to Trump, “because if you read the report, it is clear they believe that the elements were there for obstruction of justice.” He added: “So there is an argument that Mueller did Trump a huge favor by not declaring that in the report so this idea that he’s sort of out to get Trump, you know, just doesn’t make any sense.”
Abrams did concede that there was legitimate “discussions” around Mueller’s staff’s biases, (as if Mueller had nothing to do with the people he hired for the investigation?)