Joy Behar praised Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney — just seconds before pivoting to attack all Republicans — during Wednesday’s broadcast of “The View.”
Behar touted Cheney’s willingness to stand up for her Republican principles, and then almost immediately made a 180-degree turn to claim that Republicans had always stood for lies that were damaging to the American people. (RELATED: Liz Cheney Ousted From Republican Leadership Role)
Cohost Whoopi Goldberg played a clip of Cheney, following the vote to remove her as conference chair, promising to do whatever she could to prevent former President Donald Trump from ever gaining access to the Oval Office again.
“Joy, about three quarters of her Republican colleagues voted to boot her. What does this say to the country? What is it saying to you when you hear all this?” she asked.
“Well, she’s the Joan of Arc standing up to the heretics at this point,” Behar replied. “She’s very lonely in that position. I do have faith she’s a tough cookie. It’s refreshing to see someone stand up to the QAnon party who is not afraid to lose her job like the rest of those cowards who are shivering in the corner.”
Behar then immediately pivoted to say that she had never been a fan of Republicans — despite the fact that she had just praised Cheney, who has a 78% rating with the American Conservative Union, for standing up for Republican ideals.
“The big lie of the Iraq war was the Republican Party. This is just another big lie that they’re perpetuating on the American people. I’m not surprised by the Republican Party frankly. They seem to enjoy a big lie,” Behar continued. “In the first instance a lot of people died. In this instance we may lose our democracy. Why anybody is a Republican at this point is something I cannot fathom.”