Behar: DeSantis Is a 'Homicidal Sociopath,' He Appeals to 'White Supremacist Base'
'The View' co host blasts Florida governor
Leftist co-host of ABC’s “The View," Joy Behar, slammed Gov. Ron DeSantis for his handling the coronavirus pandemic in Florida, calling him a “negligent, homicidal sociopath."
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said:
“Governor DeSantis is banning mask mandates even though Florida has more kids in the hospital than any other state.
"I mean, where’s the logic? What am I missing here, Joy? What am I missing?”
"Nothing. Nothing. You’re just short of calling him a negligent, homicidal sociopath."
“Because that’s what he is," she continued.
"This guy — first of all, wasn’t he popular just a little while ago, silencing critics, no mandates for anything, covering up data, rescinding mask mandates?"
"And now, 10,000 new cases yesterday of COVID. Eighty-seven percent increase in kids under 12."
"And then this sociopath, this dangerous criminal, he tells schools that they will rescind funding if they insist upon a mask mandate.
"So now the Broward County school board says you don’t have to wear a mask."
“I mean, what is he doing? What is he doing?"
"He’s risking the lives of children, children’s parents, their grandparents, anyone they may come in contact with so that he can appeal to his white supremacist base and continue in his career and get re-elected?"
"I don’t know. Sunny, maybe you know whether this is negligent homicide.
"That’s what I call it.”
Network legal analyst Sunny Hostin chimed in:
“Well, I think it’s really difficult to hold public officials accountable for things like that, Joy and Whoopi, because a lot of times you have qualified immunity in many instances.”
Ron DeSantis faced fire from the White House for resisting guidance policies from the Centers for Disease Control.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki blamed the Florida governor for the high rate of coronavirus cases nationwide.
“So, you know, at a certain point, leaders are going to have to choose whether they’re going to follow public health guidelines or they’re going to follow politics,” she said.