“The View” host Joy Behar said that Republicans who were supporting President Donald Trump going into the 2018 midterm elections appear to be “in a cult” Wednesday.
Responding to the idea that Congressman Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) was ousted in his primary on Tuesday by a challenger (Katie Arrington) who vocally supported Trump, Behar also suggested that there was an unwritten rule against challenging Trump.
Meghan McCain explained that in South Carolina, there may have been more in play involved in the midterms, rather than just Trump supporters campaigning against Trump critics.
She pointed out that Senator Ben Sasse (R-Ne.) had been vocal in his own opposition to the president but didn’t appear to be in any danger of losing his seat.
But Behar jumped in, saying, “But the point seems to be that in all these primaries and probably in the midterms, if you dare to speak against the king, Donald Trump — then he will screw with you, and tweet something against you. These guys are either in a cult, and drank the Kool-Aid — I don’t know — or they are afraid they have to go back to their other jobs as exterminators and postal carriers, and one guy is an explosives expert. Another is an emergency dispatcher. They do not want to go back.”
Arguing that they were willing to go to great lengths and go against conscience because they wanted to keep their own power, Behar concluded, “They will kiss his ring and whatever else he wants you to kiss.”