Whoopi Goldberg took a moment Monday to call on Republicans to “step up” and stop President Donald Trump.
Goldberg claimed on ABC’s “The View” that Trump was attempting a coup and that Republicans would regret it if they didn’t say something or do something to stop it while they still could. (RELATED: ‘Blood Is On His Hands’: Whoopi Goldberg Says She’s Never Seen A President Who ‘Didn’t Care Whether People Lived Or Died’)
Goldberg and cohost Sunny Hostin appeared to be on the same page with regard to the president’s legal challenges and refusal to concede the 2020 presidential election to President-elect Joe Biden.
“It feels very much like what we see in countries where there are dictators. We see these coups. We see these attempts to really — to steal elections, and I think that’s what we’re seeing here,” Hostin explained, going on to mention the lawsuits filed by Trump’s campaign that had been thrown out.
“You know, they have been sort of tossed out of courtrooms, laughed at, they have been dismissed and yet they continue and continue to do it,” Hostin added. “I think what we’re seeing is a president attempting to steal an election, to overturn results, and in addition disenfranchise voters of color.”
Hostin then called out the Republicans who, according to veteran reporter Carl Bernstein, had privately criticized Trump but had not yet done so publicly. “Carl Bernstein saying, what? 22 people are speaking to him privately. Privately means nothing. Privately means nothing because every person is watching this not only in the — in this country, but around the world,” she said.
Goldberg weighed in then to close out the segment, arguing that Republicans needed to come forward soon or they might not have the chance to do so at all.
“This is — I’m sorry. This is an attempted coup. This is what dictators do when they want to take a country away from its people,” she argued. “You all — somebody better step up before you suddenly turn around and they have taken the country, and now you have no recourse. You don’t have a recourse. Either we fix it now or he’s going to walk away with it because his lies are many, and they go farther and farther and farther.”