The View's Joy Behar: I’d Vote for a Rapist as Long as They’re Liberal

The View’s Joy Behar on Tuesday insisted that, regardless of whether Bill Clinton raped a woman or Ted Kennedy drowned someone, she would vote for these liberal politicians. Behar and her fellow co-hosts were discussing how Clinton’s past would impact his wife. She justified, “Republicans have voted against the Violence Against Women Act. Now, that to me, is more important than anything that Bill Clinton did or didn't do because it's what [Hillary's] going to vote for.” 

This came after co-host Paula Faris reminded, “Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey. They say that he [Clinton] either exposed himself to them, raped them or groped them.” Behar conceded, “He is a dog. Let’s face it.” She later declared, “But I still will vote for Bill Clinton because he votes in my favor.” 

Behar then brought up Ted Kennedy and explained why him abandoning a woman to drown shouldn’t matter: 

JOY BEHAR: Chappaquiddick.  I mean, a girl drowns and he abandons her and she drowned and women still voted for Teddy Kennedy. Why? Because he voted for women's rights. That's why. That's the bottom line of it in my opinion. I mean, I don't like either one of them, to tell you the truth, Teddy or Bill. They're both dogs as far as I'm concerned. But I still will vote for Bill Clinton because he votes in my favor.

Earlier in the discussion, co-host Whoopi Goldberg insisted of Bill Clinton: “He’s not perpetrated violence against women.” This comment shouldn’t be too surprising as Goldberg in 2009 said of child rapist Roman Polanski: “It wasn’t rape-rape.” 

A partial transcript is below: 

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1/5/16
11:02

JOY BEHAR: Hillary is in a quandary in my opinion, because she's talking about violence against women and sexual harassment and all that stuff and her husband has a checkered past to put it mildly, so she is in a bind. 

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: He's not perpetrated violence against women. 

BEHAR: There are accusations. 

GOLDBERG: That’s right. Accusations. 

PAULA FARIS: There are accusations but there are three women that claim that he did things to them that they didn't want. One of them is Paula Jones. 

BEHAR: Remember her? 

FARIS: Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey. They say that he either exposed himself to them, raped them or groped them. These are three accusations. 

RAVEN-SYMONE: This has nothing to do with Hillary Clinton. It has nothing to do with that. 

GOLDBERG: No, it doesn’t. 

FARIS: He has denied all of those. 

BEHAR: It puts her in a bind. On the other hand, it's her policies that really matter. Like, Republicans have voted against the Violence Against Women Act. Now, that to me, is more important than anything that Bill Clinton did or didn't do because it's what she's going to vote for, how she's going to lead the country that matters more than that. On the other hand, he is a dog. Let’s face it. 


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BEHAR: People have to understand, it's policy. Teddy Kennedy. Remember Chappaquiddick? Am I the oldest person in the room? Chappaquiddick.  I mean, a girl drowns and he abandons her and she drowned and women still voted for Teddy Kennedy. Why? Because he voted for women's rights. That's why. That's the bottom line of it in my opinion. I mean, I don't like either one of them, to tell you the truth, Teddy or Bill. They're both dogs as far as I'm concerned. But I still will vote for Bill Clinton because he votes in my favor.

Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock is the associate editor for the Media Research Center's NewsBusters.org site.