‘The View’ Co-Host Says Democrats Are ‘Running’ From Biden And Pelosi Over Inflation

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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“The View” co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin sparred with her fellow co-hosts Tuesday after pointing out that Democratic candidates are “running” from President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over inflation.

Griffin noted that Democratic candidates are distancing themselves from party leaders as the average family has lost $6,000 in annual wages in 2021 due to inflation and the burden of 40-year record-high costs. She criticized Biden’s economic policies for leaving American workers behind.

“Blame Biden or don’t, but there is a reason that [Democratic Ohio senate candidate] Tim Ryan is running in Ohio away from Biden and away from Nancy Pelosi and this is a state that both times nominated [former President] Barack Obama to be president but then flipped to [former President] Donald Trump. Workers feel like they’re not getting the most out of the economy under the Biden agenda,” Griffin said.

“And so then what will the Republican Party do?” co-host Joy Behar interjected.

“Do you think those same people understand that the little bit of money that they did get, every single Republican voted against it?” co-host Sunny Hostin argued. (RELATED: ‘Push Back All You Want’: Sunny Hostin And Conservative Guest Spar Over Inflation, Baby Formula) 

Griffin argued that Democrats are not campaigning on the COVID-19 stimulus checks since several notable economists and reports have noted that they contributed to inflation. Behar and Hostin defended the stimulus money handed out during the height of the pandemic.

“I wish I could give every American $2,000, $2,000, but it adds to inflation and this crisis that we’re in,” Griffin argued.

“It was an emergency time for us in this country,” Behar replied.

Inflation has remained a top midterm issue among likely voters. A recent CNN poll found that 9 in 10 voters consider the economy to be important to their vote, and 84% said inflation will contribute to the choice of preferred candidate. The poll, conducted by SSRS, surveyed 1,982 adults between Sept. 3 through Oct. 5 with a 3.1 margin of error.

Democrats have largely centered their platform on abortion following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn of Roe v. Wade in the case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. However, polls have shown that the issue will not save Democrats in the midterms.