Joy Behar of “The View” suggested Democrats should wait until after they are elected to tell America about their gun-control plans.
The liberal co-host of the ABC talk show lamented the news that former Democratic congressman Beto O’Rourke had dropped out of the 2020 race and, among other reasons she blamed for the demise of his campaign, she apparently thought honesty about a gun-control agenda was a major factor.
(Video: Twitter/The View)
The co-hosts of “The View” on Monday discussed O’Rourke’s abrupt announcement that he was dropping out of the race, speculating on the causes for the decision by the Former Texas lawmaker who said he was “born to run” for president.
‘That pathetic … poor bastard’: President Trump has a parting message for Beto after he drops out https://t.co/fD3WxOVgZD
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 2, 2019
“Well, not everybody is born to be president, I guess,” co-host Abby Huntsman said.
“I think [O’Rourke] is actually like a beta test for why going so national and being beloved by the media is so dangerous,” co-host Meghan McCain added.
“He did a lot of, like, battleground culture war, and he ran as the most left, the most woke candidate and look where he ended,” McCain said, contending that some of O’Rourke’s most radical policies, such as gun confiscation, ultimately cost him support.
Behar then argued that O’Rourke should have just kept his leftist ideas to himself, at least until after he was elected.
“They should not tell everything they’re going to do! If you are going to take people’s guns away, wait until you get elected and then take them away,” she declared as the audience laughed. “Don’t tell them ahead of time!”
“By the way, that’s what people like me think they’re gonna do,” McCain noted. “That’s what people like me think is gonna happen, so I appreciate his honesty.”
O’Rourke’s announcement came after much backlash over his gun control plan, which favored a mandatory semi-automatic weapons buy-back program, universal background checks, and red flag laws.
“C’mon, bring it on, Beto!” an angry resident in Newtown, Connecticut, where the tragic Sandy Hook shooting occurred in 2012, confronted O’Rourke on his stand just one day before he dropped out of the 2020 race.
‘Bring it on, Beto!’ O’ Rourke challenged by furious resident not about to give up her guns https://t.co/btYtvdtoGU
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 31, 2019
“Hands off our guns, Beto,” another woman told him at a campaign stop in Arizona.
O’Rourke’s other policy ideas that apparently flopped with voters included threatening religious institutions with losing their tax-exempt status if they do not endorse gay marriage.
Behar’s ridiculous rant about the folly of O’Rourke revealing his agenda was met with much-deserved mockery on Twitter.
So Joy is admitting that @TheDemocrats can’t win by telling the truth or running on their actual plans?
— C. Swickster ?? (@cdswick) November 4, 2019
@JoyVBehar “Democrats ideas are so great, we shouldn’t tell anyone what they are until AFTER they are elected!”
— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) November 4, 2019
In other words do what we usually do- lie.
— Ann Shultis (@Clonmel2000) November 4, 2019
We all know that informed presidential candidates should hire @JoyBehar for solid campaign strategy.
— Jim Haase (@HaaseJim) November 5, 2019
Whoops. Said the quiet part out loud.
— Bryan Huntington (@BryanHuntingto3) November 5, 2019
Democrat’s modus operandi: Lie to get elected and then change your views.
— Oscar (@RandomFLDude) November 5, 2019
Like he had a chance.. ?
— Matty ?????? (@chasing1053) November 5, 2019
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