Liberal activist and actress America Ferrera showed up at the View’s Hot Topics table Friday to give her opinion on the Senate hearings Thursday with Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford. The actress went on a hysterical tirade against the “white [Republican] men” in Congress whom she saw as wanting to maintain a white majority in the country and “take away” women’s rights and votes, like in the dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg got straight to the point, asking Ferrera what she witnessed at the hearing yesterday. Ferrera wasted no time going on a race-baiting rant:
Ferrera then urged the liberal viewers to vote if they wanted to change the demographics in the country, calling out Republican men as sending a racist “dog whistle” for wanting to stay in Congress:
AMERICA FERRERA: Um, I saw so many things. I saw a committee of white men be angry, and I wanted to say to them I take your anger and I raise you millions of women and decent men in this country who are also angry and furious. [ Applause ] And -- and I know you've all been speaking all morning beautifully about what's been going on. The thing that I heard this morning from Lindsey Graham's remarks is that that committee that you showed of those men, they're keeping their eye on that prize, how do they keep that room looking like that.
JOY BEHAR: That's what I said.
FERRERA: And we -- the only power that we as the people have in this moment is to change what that view looks like. And we have a midterm election coming up in this election. [applause] They're already sending out the dog whistle. If you heard Lindsey Graham this morning, he said if we're still the majority, if I'm still here, if Grassley is still here -- they know, they're already saying to their supporters, you like how this is going? You want to see this keep going this way? Make sure you keep us in positions of power.
So the only power that have right now to do with our anger is to show up and to vote. And actually right now I want to say that it's almost noon here on the east coast and there are actions happening noon local time across the country. People are showing up at their senator's office demanding that they vote no on Kavanaugh. So that's an action we can take right now and in a couple months the action we can take is to show up at the midterm elections and use our voice with our vote.
Co-host Joy Behar tried to assist the liberal actress in her slanderous argument:
“Graham, Grassley and Hatch, three of them, all opposed reauthorizing the violence against women act in 2013. That's from The Atlantic Magazine. That's the source. This is who's deciding the fate of American women," she stated.
Ferrera gushed this was exactly like The Handmaid’s Tale, where women are raped and forced to bear children. Without basis, she fearmongered that women were going to lose their rights and their ability to vote:
FERRERA: I keep saying this and people say it sounds incredibly dramatic but doesn't this feel like the prequel to the Handmaid's Tale?
FERRERA: This is it. You ask yourself, how did it get this bad? It didn't happen in the dark. It didn't happen in a basement. It happened in plain sight for all of us to see. They will make everything legal. They will take away our rights. They'll actually take away the importance of our vote so we better start using it before we don't have it.
“Yeah, that’s right!” Behar and Sunny Hostin said in unison.