“The View” hosts mock Kyrsten Sinema with a valley girl accent, saying she “thinks she’s above” talking to people
ABC News’ “The View” co-hosts openly mocked and mocked Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, on Wednesday for his previous opposition to President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” program.
Co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar commented on Sinema’s comments after Biden enacted his trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. Despite frequent criticism of her, Sinema maintained that she had no interest in changing parties.
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Goldberg added to the list of critics mocking the senator’s comments.
“So was she just misunderstood or is she just trying, like, I don’t know, to participate in the victory lap?” Goldberg said with a fake valley girl accent.
“She bothers me a bit,” Behar interjected.
Behar then complained that the Arizona senator had drawn criticism by being “never available” to her constituents.
“She’s never available. She thinks she’s at the Cannes Film Festival and the paparazzi are chasing her. You’re a US Senator. Talk to your constituents. Talk to people. It’s your job,” Behar said. .
Behar later said that Sinema “thinks she’s above” talking to people.
“She thinks she’s over it, that she doesn’t have to. ‘No, I don’t have to.’ Well, mademoiselle! Get out! ”Said Béhar.
Sinema has faced backlash from media experts and progressive activists for his opposition to the infrastructure bill, as well as his defense of filibuster. Some of her detractors have even defended the public harassment Sinema faced when she was followed into the toilet.
Co-host Sara Haines initially argued for Sinema’s character, but added that “there is no transparency” around the senator.
“There is no transparency there. So how can you hold an elected official to account if he is not responding to people at all?” Haines said.
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Although this argument was used to defend the public harassment of Sinema, Haines originally opposed such a confrontation with politicians.
“I don’t think the way it was handled, following someone into a bathroom is [never] a good idea, ”Haines said. “In our time when we live in a country where guns are very important… Over 300 million guns across this country. When you go up against people, it may not end well. It probably won’t make a difference if you harass people. “
Co-host Sunny Hostin was Sinema’s sole advocate, citing Sinema’s interest in various left-wing priorities such as climate provisions and paid time off. However, all hosts remained concerned about Sinema’s reluctance to raise corporate tax rates.
Previously, Hostin had also criticized Sinema for avoiding questions.
“We shouldn’t follow a senator into the bathroom. They should have waited for her to come out,” Hostin said. “Talk to her then… But she never answers questions… She doesn’t answer questions outside of the bathroom. She doesn’t answer questions inside the bathroom. She doesn’t answer questions inside the bathroom. not answering questions on the plane. “
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