‘The View’ Breaks Down Over Cornel West

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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Sparks flew on Tuesday’s edition of “The View” as the co-hosts discussed third party leftist presidential candidate Cornel West.

The co-hosts debated the current pool of 2024 presidential candidates who have a platform. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said while she enjoyed having Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott as a guest, she opposed his push back against successful black people being the “exception.”

“Every time you pretend there’s no issue, you lose me,” Goldberg said regarding Scott. “You will never get me. See, you can get me if you can explain some of your behavior.”

“I don’t think they [Republicans] can though, Whoopi, and I completely agree with you. I think that you have to make up strawmen, you have to make up bogeymen underneath the bed when you have no policies, when you have no program, when you have no real vision for this country. People are talking about Cornel West, who— I’m biased—he is my friend, and people are saying he went to Harvard and is really, really progressive … he actually has a platform.”

West is running as a People’s Party candidate, a left-wing political group founded by a former staffer for the 2016 Bernie Sanders campaign, The New York Times reported. He calls for ending mass incarceration, drilling on public lands, granting healthcare for all people and eliminating all student debt.

Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin then defended Republicans as Hostin praised West. (RELATED: Sen. Tim Scott Slams Joy Behar After Absence From His Appearance On ‘The View’) 

“Republicans do have a plan,” Griffin said.

“Limited government?” Hostin interjected.

“You disagree with it,” Griffin began.

“What does that mean?” Hostin asked.

“Let me just finish my thing,” Goldberg interrupted.

“Yeah, but, as a Republican, I feel like I should be able to say what our plan is,” Griffin said.

Goldberg said presidential candidates should run their campaigns honestly rather than making false promises. Hostin said West has honestly stated some of his plans may not pass Congress, but Republicans will not say it.

Co-host Joy Behar claimed Americans do not agree with Republicans’ policies and said the party needs a “complete revolution.” Griffin then sparred with Behar after she said the country needs a “strong Republican party.”

“They [Republicans] also say if Trump runs, they will vote for him, they will also say—” Behar said.

“And I take issue with that,” Griffin spat back. “I have been blasting Trump. Trump has come after me more times than anyone on this panel, I’m pretty sure.”

“He’s scared of us,” Behar said.

Behar then called House Speaker Kevin McCarthy a “coward” for giving Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene a committee position. She then praised former Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for potentially running in the 2024 primary and being a threat to Trump.