The View co-hosts were of one accord when it came to talking about the Jan. 6 commission’s decision to hold former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in contempt for refusing to cooperate with the investigation.”
The committee also revealed texts between Meadows, Fox News hosts, and congresspeople, in which the latter groups were pleading with Meadows to get Trump to tell the attackers to go home and to denounce the insurrection.
Republican guest host Amanda Carpenter came out swinging, saying, “The most despicable thing Fox News did was blame law enforcement on this.”
“…Sean Hannity knows why, those Fox News hosts know why–because Donald Trump did nothing to stop it. The National Guard was ready to go,” she continued. “The most important question I hope everyone keeps in their mind is why did it take more than three hours for the Capitol to be secure?…That is something that just happened, that is something that Donald Trump let happen, and all the reporting around it shows that he loved what happened on Jan. 6 and because of what these people on Fox News are doing it makes it much more likely it will happen again…and I dare Sean Hannity to answer me tonight because I know what’s right.”
Sara Haines also commented on why the committee means so much to the future of democracy.
“I think for anyone that doesn’t understand the importance of the Jan. 6 committee right now, these texts and the things they’re unearthing show why it’s important because you had people saying one thing privately and…saying a different thing publicly,” she said.
However, when Haines called Republican lies “dishonest continuances,” Goldberg corrected her, saying, “those lies.”
“Those lies,” continued Haines, “their biggest problem is that they have a lot of people listening to them…do you think other people talk to the President’s Chief of Staff that way?”
Sunny Hostin also brought up that Donald Trump Jr. had to text Meadows to try to get to his father.
She also brought up the mystery of the identities of the congresspeople who were texting Meadows.
“What was also interesting to me is that there were congresspeople saying, ‘We are under seige here’…I want to know whether or not there were Republicans saying those things or asking Trump to stop this? Who is complicit in this?” she said.
“The truth is going to bite a lot of these folks in the behind,” said Goldberg.