‘I Can’t Take Any Thoughts And Prayers’: Whoopi Goldberg Wants To Punch ‘Somebody’ The Next Time A Republican Says Their Heart Is Broken
MAY 10: In this screengrab, Whoopi Goldberg speaks during the City of Hope's East End Chapter/Jeanne Kaye League Of New York City's Spirit Of Life Awards broadcast on May 10, 2021. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for BCRF)
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“The View” host Whoopi Goldberg held nothing back on Wednesday’s broadcast of the ABC midday talk show, responding to the tragic news of a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, by blasting Republicans saying they should have “done something by now.”

Goldberg and her co-hosts discussed the shooting at Robb Elementary School — which left at least 19 students, two adults, and the 18-year-old shooter dead — and she said that she was tired of hearing politicians offer their “thoughts and prayers” in the aftermath of such tragedy.


Goldberg began with a clip of Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), who was on the Senate floor calling for gun control within hours of the shooting — and he ended his emotional speech with a question: “What are we doing?”

“So that’s the question. What are we doing? Because we’re – why are we always at square one with this?” Goldberg echoed Murphy’s question. “And I swear to God, if I see another Republican senator talk about their heart being broken, I’m going to punch somebody.”

“I can’t take any — thoughts and prayers. If your thoughts and prayers really were with everybody, you would have done something by now,” Goldberg insisted, adding, “What the hell is going on?

“I want them to stop gaslighting me also,” co-host Joy Behar added. “Stop saying it’s not guns that kill people. It’s people that kill people. It’s guns that kill people, okay? Stop saying the opposite.”

Behar went on to say that it wasn’t about mental illness either, arguing that there was mental illness in other countries but there were not mass shootings.

“There’s mental illness in every country in the world, and they don’t have this problem. So stop gaslighting me on that one, and stop saying that you can have a good guy stop a bad guy with a gun,” Behar continued. “We have seen in both of these shootings in the past three weeks that a good guy tried and could not do it.”

“Was murdered for it.” Goldberg interjected.

“Stop gaslighting us,” Behar repeated.

The shooter at Robb Elementary School was ultimately stopped by a “good guy with a gun” — in the form of a border patrol agent who reportedly rushed into the school while the shooter was engaged with local police.

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