“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin expressed her approval Wednesday of migrants coming to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
The panel responded to Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sending two planes of migrants Wednesday evening from his state to Martha’s Vineyard. Hostin, who has spent several summers in Martha’s Vineyard, praised the fact that migrants are being transported there.
“Martha’s Vineyard is my happy place, it’s my home away from home, I spend the summer there, I wrote a book, ‘Summer on the Bluffs.’ It’s a beautiful place and I’m happy they are there because it’s a place that historically has allowed people from other places. Black people, it was the only place in our country, one of three, that allowed black people in the late 1800’s to own property and beach front property. So, welcome to Martha’s Vineyard.”
The other co-hosts criticized DeSantis sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, though there is no indication that the migrants were forced to board these planes and may have done so voluntarily. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg claimed the governor is “playing” with human beings. (RELATED: Liberals Melt Down Over DeSantis Flying Migrants To Martha’s Vineyard)
“I understand what they’re trying to do, I get that they’re trying to make a point. But these are people you’re playing with,” Goldberg said. “These are real life people with children and older people and you know, we can work it out but if you’re gonna be a bonehead, who wants to play with you? Call me crazy, but I don’t understand why you gotta be nasty about it.”
Co-host Joy Behar said the people of Martha’s Vineyard are taking care of the migrants rather than rejecting their arrival. Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin said while she disagrees with bussing or flying migrants to different locations, record number of migrants flooding through the border are overwhelming border communities. She argued it is equally inhumane to allow a record number of migrants into the country which lacks the resources to take care of them.
Co-host Sara Haines said DeSantis should have coordinated with Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker in handling the migrant crisis by explaining that the state is overwhelmed. Goldberg countered that the issue is racial, claiming the U.S. does not have an issue with people coming through the Canadian border.
“We don’t have any problem when people come through the border from Canada,” Goldberg said. “We don’t have any problem when people overstay their time. Well, no, people have overstayed their visas all the time and I’ve noticed we don’t really — and I love Canadians, don’t get me wrong. My point is, because it’s been made into a brown people issue, it’s a problem because we have not been as, we don’t take care of the Haitians coming in.”