“The View” co-host Sara Haines called on young conservatives to become more involved in politics and run for office to balance political representation.
Haines said there is a lack of representation in Congress for young people in the millennial and Gen Z demographic and almost none for young conservatives in higher education.
“I see nothing against people with a lot of experience being in government, but representation is more than just skin color, biological sex, it’s also young people because these laws effect everyone in this country, and we saw Maxwell Frost, he’s the first Gen Zer in Congress … I think we need to inspire young people to go out and get involved … I think we need this even more in the Republican Party because we talk here about a healthy democracy depends on two vibrant parties. Over the last four, six years, due to obvious reasons, I won’t list them, it’s become more unpopular probably for young conservatives,” she said.
“Can you imagine now how popular that is because we always say that the left is inclusive until it comes to ideological differences, so I think we really need to be encouraging young conservative minds to get involved so there’s another layer that kind of revives,” she continued.
Co-host Joy Behar argued that young people in Congress “are very loud,” including Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Republican Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert. Haines said Congress lacks a “robust future [late Republican Arizona Sen. John] McCains” or those similar to former President Barack Obama. (RELATED: Ana Navarro Commends McConnell For Statement On Pelosi)
A poll released late August found that a majority of college students, 59%, are afraid to express their political opinions in class and 85% said their professors express their beliefs. Over three quarters of those surveyed, 77%, said their professors promote left-wing ideas. The poll, commissioned by Independent.com, surveyed 1,000 participants between 18-25-years-old between Aug. 19 to Aug. 24.
A College Fix poll that surveyed 1,000 Republican or Republican-leaning students found that 73% of conservative college students withhold their views in class.