Behar: McCain to Appoint Justices that 'Roll Back Civil Rights'
John McCain’s anti-woman philosophy will guide him to appoint Supreme Court justices that will roll back civil rights, according to Joy Behar. Discussing the 2008 election on the May 8 edition of "The View," political pundit, Catholic theologian, and constitutional scholar Joy Behar offered her theory on why white women will vote for Obama, assuming he is the nominee, and even called Roe v. Wade "civil rights legislation."
"When these women, these white women that love Hillary so much, you know, there’s a lot of white, he gets the women vote. When they realize that McCain is going to load the Supreme Court up with more conservative justices who are going to probably roll back or try to roll back Roe v. Wade, civil rights legislation, you are going to see those white women go to the polls and vote for Obama."
Elisabeth Hasselbeck noted the absurdity of Behar’s point calling it "such a broad statement" and "an extreme prediction." Joy Behar proceeded to call McCain ideologically "off the wall" and repeated her recounting of labeling McCain "anti-woman" because he’ll allegedly appoint justices that will overturn Roe v. Wade.
The entire transcript is below.
JOY BEHAR: When these women, these white women that love Hillary so much, you know, there’s a lot of white, he gets the women vote. When they realize that McCain is going to load the Supreme Court up with more conservative justices who are going to probably roll back or try to roll back Roe v. Wade, civil rights legislation, you are going to see those white women go to the polls and vote for Obama.
ELISABETH HASSELBECK: Like he’s going to take away all of our civil rights? Is that what you’re saying?
BEHAR: Well, it’s possible if he keeps putting Scalias and Alitos and all of these guys on the Court, those people have an agenda-
HASSELBECK: Their job is not to legislate.
BEHAR: -to roll back all of the liberal policies that we worked for, for the past fifty years.
HASSELBECK: That, that is such a broad statement. That’s like me stating that Barack Obama is going to take away all of your money because he’s going to raise everybody’s taxes. If I ever said that, you’d say "you know that’s, that’s a broad statement."
BEHAR: I think it’s going to happen.
HASSELBECK: You do?
BEHAR: I really do, yeah, I really do. I really think that, that’s what they want to do. They’ve been trying to do it with Bush all of these years and they haven’t been able to pull it off. But now, a couple of these liberal justices are either going to retire or maybe go to Heaven, wherever.
HASSELBECK: I don’t know. I think that’s, I think that’s an extreme prediction.
BEHAR: No, no, no. I asked John McCain-
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: That they’re going to go to Heaven? We pray that they do.
BEHAR: When John McCain was on the show that day, when we were in commercial, I said to him "John," because I like him. He’s a very nice guy. He’s a war hero. You want to like him. But his politics are off the wall.
HASSELBECK: They are not!
BEHAR: Well, to me.
HASSELBECK: To you.
BEHAR: This is my view. This is my view.
[laughter and applause]
HASSELBECK: Sing it Joy! Sing it.
BEHAR: So I said to him-
HASSELBECK: Thank you for clarifying.
BEHAR: I said "John, listen, you know, you can’t be, you know, rolling back Roe v. Wade it’s against women." And he said "I don’t really intend to do that exactly." I said "but you’re going to put these conservative justices on the Supreme Court and they will do it." And he looked at me and he said "Joy, I’m a conservative." I don’t know if he was winking or not, but he said it. "I’m a conservative." He’s, that’s his, those are his politics.