The View has served as the site of heated arguments, spirited debates and downright outbursts since it first aired in 1997. Though the cast has changed over the years, one thing has remained the same: The co-hosts of The View often express opposing views and opinions on a variety of topics.
Joy Behar and Meghan McCain, among other co-hosts, including Whoopi Goldberg and Paula Faris, were discussing the growing pervasiveness of sexual misconduct and assault allegations in the political arena, when a fierce argument broke out. Meghan MCcain did not take well to Joy Behar’s decision to refer to Fox News as “sexual harassment central.”
McCain responded, “You know what. That’s so cheap.”
The debate was centered around Donald Trump’s apparent hypocrisy in regards to his drastically different responses to allegations against Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Al Franken. Both men have been accused of sexual assault in the past week.
First, Roy Moore came under fire after Leigh Corfman and several other women claimed that Moore had sexually assaulted or romantically pursued them when they were teenagers.
Leigh Corfman was the first to come forward, alleging that Moore had touched her over her bra and underwear in 1979, when she was only 14 years old. Moore would have been a much older 32 years old at the time. Since then, other women, including Debbie Wesson Gibson, Gloria Thacker Season and Wendy Miller have come forward with accusations against Moore. Most recently,a woman named Tina Johnson recalled that Moore had inappropriately grabbed her buttocks with her consent in the 1990s, and at a time when Moore would have already been married to his wife Kayla.
Strangely, President Donald Trump had been mostly quiet on the issue. He only made a lukewarm condemnation of the allegations when he stated that Moore should step aside”if” the allegations are true. Moore has continuously and adamantly denied all claims of sexual misconduct. On Tuesday, his lawyer defended him and demanded access to a yearbook one victim has used to support her claims of abuse.
News broke earlier this week that Al Franken had sexually assaulted a woman named Leeann Tweeden back in 2006. Franken has since admitted that the allegations are true. A photo of Franken groping a woman has recently made it’s way around the internet.
President Trump had no problem condemning the actions of Democrat Al Franken. The president took to Twitter on Thursday night and unleashed fury on Roy Moore, saying “The Al Frankenstein picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words. Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps?”
Though the outburst on The View may be entertaining, a very serious question remains: Why has our president been permitted to express such partisan bias at a time when this intolerable behavior, which is occurring on both sides of the political spectrum, simply requires a firm condemnation?
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