“The View” host Sunny Hostin compared white women to roaches in a Thursday tirade, accusing them of voting “against their own interests” if they didn’t vote the way she thought they should.
Hostin and her cohosts spent a portion of their midday broadcast — with just a few days left before the November 8 midterm elections — discussing the messaging coming from both major parties along with what they each believed was resonating with voters across the United States.
Racist Sunny says "white Republican suburban women" are "roaches" because they're voting for the Republican party.
"They're voting against their own self-interest!" she screams. "Do they want to live in The Handmaid's Tale?!" pic.twitter.com/G49KglmTdG
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) November 3, 2022
Cohost Sara Haines objected to Republican claims that Democrats were “soft on crime” — but she also said that she felt like Democrats were at the very least downplaying the fact that crime was on the rise and there were a lot of people who felt less safe just taking part in normal activities.
“What people say matters to them. You can’t tell them — and dismiss it as invisible,” Haines explained. “If they say there’s crime, it even doesn’t matter what the statistics are. If they feel unsafe, you have to answer that.”
Hostin — who has often claimed that because she is Catholic, she is pro-life — responded by saying she was really concerned by the number of white women who were planning to vote for the party that was placing more restrictions on abortion.
“What’s also surprising to me is the abortion issue,” Hostin began, citing a recent poll that indicated “white Republican suburban women” planned to vote Republican in Tuesday’s election — and added, “It’s almost like roaches voting for Raid.”
“That’s insulting to the voter,” Republican cohost Alyssa Farah Griffin interrupted.
“They’re voting against their own self-interest!” Hostin insisted, asking dramatically, “Do they want to live in Gilead? Do they want to be in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’?”
“Do we love democracy or not, because just saying that it’s insulting to the voter,” Griffin said again, adding, “People make decisions based on what’s right for their family, and the idea that you should have a say for everyone else’s vote —”
“The fact that women are voting against their own health care —” Hostin pushed back.
Griffin pointed out the fact that Hostin had changed her own opinion on abortion in recent years, “evolving” to believe that abortion was wrong for her, but that she didn’t have the right to tell anyone else that it was wrong.
“Why is another woman not able to have a different view?” Griffin challenged.
“But I am very surprised that white Republican suburban women are voting against their own health care,” Hostin said again.
Haines, who has often argued in favor of abortion rights, said that women’s health issues were taking a back seat for her in Tuesday’s election because — at least for the time being — she was more worried about “election deniers” than restrictions on abortion.