Joy Behar, who co-hosts “The View” on ABC, said on Friday that “white power” was the motivation for Republicans to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
The discussion first focused on the aftermath of the Judicial Committee hearing with both Kavanaugh and Dr. Christina Blasey Ford and then quickly devolved into an odd discussion about race and demographics that caused co-host Whoopi Goldberg to push back at Behar.
Behar first cited statistics from the Brookings Institution which claim 61% of the U.S. population is white, but the percentage will likely drop to 49.7% by 2044.
“Pretty soon we’ll be like South Africa, apartheid, where 10 percent of white people were running the country,” Behar said. “It seems like the trajectory that we’re on here.”
Goldberg stated, “That may be the trajectory we’re on, but that’s not where we’re going… that’s not what’s happening.”
“We hope not, but this is what they want,” Behar continued. “The people who are only interested in retaining white power in this country.”