“The View” co-hosts Meghan McCain and Joy Behar are arguing over whether Antifa is a “fantasy.”
On Monday’s show, the co-host weighed in on Sen. Ron Johnson(R-Wisc.) ’S suggestion that he would have felt more threatened during the uprising at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 had it been Black Lives Matter and Antifa protesters who rushed into the building.
McCain wanted to clarify one thing in his remarks about the issue, “Antifa has. The Anti-Defamation League came out and said it was both a dangerous and counter-productive organization. The actual Portland courthouse was burned down. weekend and federal officials will have to deploy ‘ammunition, tear gas, flashbang grenades to the courthouse. “
He continued, “What separates Antifa is their willingness to use violence.”
McCain declared that the implication that Antifa did not exist was “according to fact which is inaccurate and wrong and a lie.”
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AGAINST SEN. RON JOHNSON’S COMMENTS: The GOP senator said he didn’t feel “threatened” by Capitol rioters during the January insurgency but could be “somewhat concerned” if it was “Black Life and antifa protesters” – the reaction of the co-hosts. https://t.co/mZmt06OIg9 pic.twitter.com/BWHtGLh7SU
– The View (@TheView) March 15, 2021
Behar cited comments made by the FBI Director Christopher Wray about Antifa, “[He] It is said that ‘Antifa is an ideology, not an organization. There was no sign that they were involved in the siege of the Capitol. ‘We are clear. “
McCain stressed that he was not saying Antifa was involved in the uprising, he was explaining that “they have.”
The exchange became heated when co-host Whoopi Goldberg attempted to end the segment.
“That’s all, I’m done,” Behar said.
McCain returned, “You said it was a fantasy. You said there was no Antifa and a fantasy like thinking.”
Behar replied, “It’s an idea.”
McCain concluded, “No no!”
Johnson defended himself after several accusations against him of racism following his remarks, as Reported by IJR.
He said “there was no racism involved” in his comments, adding, “It has nothing to do with race. It has to do with chaos. I absolutely don’t expect anyone to be able to interpret what I said as racist. No.”
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