The View’s Sunny Hostin has had enough of Republicans trying to take the country backward with regard to anti-LGBTQ legislation.
According to Decider, Hostin went off on Republican lawmakers across the country embracing anti-LGBTQ bills such as Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill. As she and The View panel discussed the inflammatory bills, she said that these politicians don’t represent actual “American values.”
"This is happening because the Republican party doesn't really have a platform that is in line with American values, right, when you really look at it," she said. "And when you don't have a platform, you do have to resort to fear. This is just cyclical and it's out of their playbook."
Hostin also said that some of the fear tactics are in line with what president Lyndon B. Johnson said years ago.
She quoted him, saying, “He said, ‘If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on and he’ll empty his pockets for you.'”
"That is really what is happening, and we saw this happening with [critical race theory]. 'Let's just tarted Black and Brown people,'" she said. "Once they were successful doing that, the next group? The LGBTQ+ community. They try to target marginalized people."
Ana Navarro, who is Republican but is usually a dissenting voice against the racism within her party, also said that the Republican party is fully aware that using “fear,” “phobias” and “paranoias” are ways to get voters hooked.
She said that since gay marriage is no longer a fear, "[t]oday's fear is about your children. And 'your children are being indoctrinated."
This is one of The View‘s latest episodes since their brief hiatus, which led fans to get irate. Some complained about not being given a reason for the hiatus, and wanted to know when the show would come back to inform them of the big political issues of the day.