On Thursday, “The View” co-host Sunny Hostin compared White suburban women who are planning to vote Republican to “roaches voting for Raid,” sparking a debate with conservative co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin.
While discussing the fast-approaching midterm elections, the women of The View got onto the topic of abortion, and co-host Hostin’s hypocritical side quickly came out, per usual.
“What’s also surprising to me is the abortion issue,” Hostin said. “I read a poll just yesterday that White Republican suburban women are now going to vote Republican.”
“It’s almost like roaches voting for Raid, right?”
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Hostin, a half-Puerto Rican, half-African-American woman, has previously expressed that she is personally against abortion, while she does not vote against it. However, she has no issues passing judgment on White women who are also anti-abortion and do vote against it.
Farah Griffin, a former Trump White House communications director, and only conservative co-host jumped in, saying that Hostin’s comment was “insulting to the voter.”
“They’re voting against their own self-interest!” Hostin insisted.
“Do we love democracy or not?” asked Farah Griffin. “People make a decision on what’s right for their family and the idea that you should have a say for everyone else’s vote…”
After the two continued to talk over each other, Farah Griffin called Hostin out, saying, “You had a different view on abortion not that long ago, and you evolved it.”
“I have that view, I have that view,” Hostin responded.
“Then, why is another woman not able to have that view?” asked Farah Griffin.
Hostin said, “I am surprised that White Republican, suburban women are voting against their own healthcare.”
“I am Catholic, that is my faith, I believe that abortion is wrong for me,” Hostin added. “They are voting against their own interests.”
Somehow, Hostin cannot understand why someone who holds the same exact religious beliefs as her would feel strongly enough to stand up and fight against it. It’s her personal choice to not vote Republican, just as it is the personal choice of White suburban women to do so.