On Thursday’s broadcast of ABC’s “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg lauded outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s performance before the Senate foreign affairs committee on Wednesday.
“You know, Hillary Clinton has had a rough couple of months,” Goldberg said. “She hit her head. She got a concussion. She had a fever. She’s about like Barbara [Walters]. But she was not playing with those senators yesterday when they were talking about Benghazi. The bitch is back!”
Goldberg introduced a clip of Clinton berating Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson during the hearing.
“With all due respect … the fact is, we had four dead Americans,” Clinton says in the clip. “Was it because of a protest, or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided to go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened, and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again.”
The studio audience applauded Clinton’s outburst, and Goldberg’s declaration met with the approval of co-hosts Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd and guest co-host Stacy London. The lone exception was Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who voiced her opposition to Clinton’s demeanor.
“You had senators like McCain, who’s been in and out of politics and war, and I think he felt as though his questions were not answered,” Hasselbeck said. “So, I’m not cheering for Clinton at this point. We still don’t have information and at that point. I’ll cheer when we get information.”
Goldberg shot back that the fog of war has always made information gathering difficult.
“We have never known what’s going on when something like this goes down,” Goldberg replied. “We always hear six or seven different stories before someone actually tells us the truth. Sometimes it takes a couple of years.”