The View gals chimed in on Beto dropping out of the race Monday, with Joy Behar in particular giving a disturbing take on the lesson other Democrat candidates should learn from Robert Francis’ failed presidential campaign.
According to Behar, it wasn’t that the American people don’t want a candidate with a sketchy, frankly disgusting past. Nor was it that Americans want a president who defends their Second Amendment rights, rather than trying to take it away.
No, to Behar, the takeaway from Beto’s failure was that Democrats should lie to the American people, especially when it comes to taking guns away.
Her exact words:
“They should not tell everything they’re going to do. If you’re going to take people’s guns away, wait until you get elected – then take the guns away. Don’t tell them ahead of time.”
Watch for yourself here (Joy Behar makes the statement at 3:27):
Patriots shot back at Behar on Twitter:
Fox News had the following to say about Behar's disturbing "advice" to Democrat candidates:
Behar was discussing former 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke, a Democrat from Texas, and said it was foolish of him to announce his plans for gun confiscation before he was elected. She advised all politicians to go after the country's guns after they've assumed office.
"They should not tell everything they’re going to do. If you're going to take people’s guns away, wait until you get elected -- then take the guns away," she said. "Don’t tell them ahead of time."
The Daily Beast also said:
After the table wondered aloud whether this should be a signal to other also-rans and low-polling candidates to drop out, conservative co-host Meghan McCain—who has engaged in a very public feud with O’Rourke over his anti-gun stance—weighed in.
“Beto, when my husband told me he got out of the race, I think he’s actually like a beta test for why going so national and being beloved by the media is so dangerous,” she declared.
The ex-Fox News personality said that O’Rourke’s gun buyback proposals hurt him, noting that other Democrats have said clips of the ex-congressman saying he’d take away AR-15s and other such weapons would be used by the National Rifle Association and other conservative organizations for years.
This prompted Behar, a regular sparring partner of McCain’s, to jump in with her own advice for Democrats.
“They should not tell everything they’re going to do,” Behar exclaimed. “Like, if you are going to take people’s guns away, wait until you get elected and then take the guns away. Don’t tell them ahead of time!”