‘Typhoid Marys Of The 21st Century’: Joy Behar Advises Kamala Harris To ‘Hose [Pence] Down With Insecticide’ Before Debate


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Joy Behar said Monday that Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris should not debate Vice President Mike Pence in the same room unless she disinfected him first.

Behar made the comment during a segment of ABC’s “The View,” also referring to other Republicans as “the Typhoid Marys of the 21st century.” (RELATED: Joy Behar Wants Moderator To Hit Trump With Taser Every Time He Interrupts Biden)


Cohost Whoopi Goldberg kicked off the segment on Wednesday’s vice-presidential debate, noting that a number of additional precautions were being observed since President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus last Thursday.

“Safety measures are in place. Like the two of them standing, like, 500 feet apart. I’m hoping Maya Rudolph will come in as Kamala Harris just to see if he recognizes that it’s not her,” Goldberg laughed, turning to Behar.

“Well, isn’t Pence going to some kind of a rally in Illinois any minute now?” Behar asked. “And you know they won’t be wearing masks there. These Republicans are like the Typhoid Marys of the 21st century. I don’t trust it.”

Behar went on to argue that they could still hold the debate even if the candidates were not in the same physical location, adding, “So I would say to Kamala, you know, either spray him down or hose him down with some insecticide or whatever they have to use, or else don’t go. I would not go near Pence right now. He’s all over the place.”

“Well, he’s not going to get that close to her because, you know, he can’t be in the room with another woman unless his wife is very close by,” Goldberg pivoted to mock Pence’s longstanding rule that he not eat dinner alone with a woman who was not his wife.

“That’s only dinner, Whoopi. That’s only dinner,” cohost Sara Haines laughed.

Despite being around the president and other White House staffers who have tested positive for coronavirus, both the vice president and First Lady Karen Pence have so far tested negative for the virus.