‘That’s Not Funny’: Whoopi Goldberg Lashes Out At Democrats Over Speaker Vote

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg lashed out at Democrats on Wednesday for poking fun at Republicans’ failure to elect a new speaker of the House.

Democrats tweeted photos and emojis of popcorn on Tuesday after 20 Republicans voted against Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who failed on three consecutive ballots to earn the 218 votes he needed to become the speaker. Goldberg initially chuckled at McCarthy’s failure but later said the speakership race is no laughing matter.

“Congress can’t get anything done or swear anyone in until a speaker is chosen, and all the Democrats sitting around with the popcorn, that’s not funny to us!” she said. “This is serious business here. You’re there for a reason. We got to figure out who’s gonna get this House in order here.”

Democratic Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego, Robin Kelly of Illinois and Ted Lieu of California were among the representative to post photographs of popcorn. (RELATED: ‘They Make The Squad Look Positively Reasonable’: ‘The Five’ Hosts Go After Anti-McCarthy Republicans) 

“We are breaking the popcorn out in the Dem Caucus till the Republicans get their act together,” Gallego said.

Co-host Joy Behar celebrated the “disarray” as Republicans attacked each other instead of “destroying the country.” She also claimed the House Republicans are the “most destructive force in politics” in her entire lifetime.

Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin said McCarthy is responsible for the division by refusing the step down after failing to win on the first three ballots. Co-host Sunny Hostin argued that Republicans cannot elect a speaker because many representatives have shifted to the far-right.

Co-host Sara Haines pointed out that most of the anti-McCarthy representatives denied the results of the 2020 presidential election, are part of the House Freedom Caucus and were endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Goldberg questioned who the election deniers will begin denying following the election.

McCarthy garnered 203 votes on the first ballot in which he ran against Republican Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs, who received 10 votes. Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida and Chip Roy of Texas nominated Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio to challenge McCarthy on the second and third ballots. Jordan earned 19 votes on the second and then 20 from the third round.

Republican Florida Rep. Byron Donalds flipped his initial vote for McCarthy to Jordan during the third ballot. Donalds himself was nominated to challenge McCarthy during the fourth ballot Wednesday afternoon.