On Monday, Republican presidential candidate Tim Scott appeared on ABC’s “The View.” But the co-host who attacked him last month was noticeably absent, the Daily Caller reported.
After the South Carolina senator announced his 2024 run last month, co-host Joy Behar accused him and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of not understanding racism.
Behar argued that both Scott and Thomas would rather believe that blacks can pull themselves up from their bootstraps than acknowledge that blacks in America face “systemic racism.” She claimed that the reason Scott and Thomas are Republican is because they don’t “get it.”
While appearing at Iowa Senator Joni Ernst’s “Ride and Roast” fundraising event in DesMoines over the weekend, Scott told the crowd that he would be appearing on “The View” where he planned to respond directly to Behar’s remarks.
He vowed to tell the ladies on “The View” that someone does not need to be “an exception to succeed in America.”
But when Monday’s broadcast began, Joy Behar was not among the co-hosts who walked out on stage.
At one point during his appearance, Scott prompted boos from the audience when he defended Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ fight with Disney.
When co-host Ana Navarro demanded to know if Scott believes that Republicans, particularly Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, are going too far in their culture wars, Scott said he didn’t. He added that what has gone too far is radical leftists in corporations fighting against decisions in states. As an example, he cited the way corporations responded to Georgia’s election laws in 2021.
Navarro asked Scott if he thought Disney is “radical left.”
Scott said he thinks that Ron DeSantis “started off on the right foot” when he went after Disney over “our young kids and what they’re being indoctrinated with,” prompting the audience to start booing.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg interrupted to tell the audience not to boo. She said while they may not “believe everything people say,” the audience should not boo a guest.