This week, the long-running ABC daytime talk show The View recently saw the return of controversial conservative commentator Michelle Tafoya, who previously earned the ire of many viewers for her previous comments regarding critical race theory, in which she stated white people have been stepping up on matters of race since the Civil War. Tafoya is garnering scrutiny once again.
During a recent segment, the panelists Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines, Joy Behar and Tafoya discussed their opinion on Joe Biden’s State of The Union address.
While most of the panelists gave positive reviews of Biden’s address, it was Tafoya who immediately raised tensions at the table with her remarks, which centered around the gun industry.
“You know, I feel like State of the Union addresses are like, remember in high school you had pep rallies? No matter who you were playing, you thought you were going to go and beat them. These are pep rallies, and both sides do this,” Tafoya said. “But I think we deserve to fact check. One of the ones that stood out to me was when the president said the gun industry is the only industry that cannot be sued in the United States of America. That’s not true. There are protections.”
Tafoya then went on to mention the recent case of the Sandy Hook Elementary parents, who successfully sued firearms manufacturer Remington for $73 million over the 2012 tragedy, which claimed the lives of 26 people, most of whom were children.
“Well, this is the first time that they’ve been successfully sued,” Hostin said. “Because they were an exception to the law.”
The panel also criticized Biden for not addressing the Jan. 6 Capitol riots and holding the Republican Party accountable. Tafoya, on the other hand, suggested the panel look ahead beyond the Capitol insurrection.
“Let’s just look ahead!” Tafoya demanded. “Stop looking backwards.” Tafoya’s suggestion immediately prompted a question from Behar.
“Wait a minute,” Behar interjected. “Don’t you believe in history? Michele, don’t you believe in history?”