“The View” guest host Sara Haines called Attorney General William Barr’s hearing “disappointing” during a Wednesday appearance.
Haines — who was a regular on the ABC midday talk show until she left for the recently canceled “Strahan, Sara & Keke” — argued that if the House Judiciary Committee was going to call a witness to testify, they ought to allow the witness to answer questions.
“Did the Democrats accomplish what they wanted to, do you think, Sara?” Cohost Whoopi Goldberg asked. (RELATED: Greg Gutfeld Slams Democrats After Barr Hearing: ‘The Mob Is Just Their Street Team’)
“I don’t think so. I found the whole thing rather frustrating, you know, these are congressional hearings,” Haines replied. “So at the very least, we should be able to hear the witness, and let him answer the questions he’s asked, and I didn’t really see a lot of that at all.”
Haines went on to say that Congressional hearings had become a sort of political performance art that ultimately compromised the oversight function they were supposed to have for the American people.
“The goal is to get a sound bite or a gotcha moment or be included in some end of the day news reel, instead of getting the oversight which is what the hearings are supposed to be about,” Haines added.
Noting that one of the things that bothered her most about President Donald Trump was the way that he tweeted — which she thought was “well below the office of the president” — Haines concluded, “Well, I expect Congress to hold that same high bar, and the bickering and a lot of the back and forth I saw yesterday was disappointing at the very least.”