The hosts of “The View” expressed their frustration a year after the significant overturning of Roe v. Wade. They shared their anger from that day and criticized Democrats for not making abortion rights a federal law.
Last year, the show’s hosts were flying to the Bahamas when the news broke that the Supreme Court had overturned abortion rights, prompting co-host Joy Behar to say she wanted to throw someone out of the plane.
Behar recalled how she was “mad that day” and “really pissed off.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin chimed in about how “shocking” the decision was, claiming that no one “imagined that the Supreme Court would overturn” a “privacy right,” before playing a recent MSNBC clip of Vice President Kamala Harris, who has become the face of the Biden administration’s push about abortion rights following the overturning of Roe.
In the clip, Harris discusses how Roe being overturned has galvanized women even in red states and asserts Congress could ensure that abortion protection, which she described as a “privacy right,” could pass into law.
Commenting on the clip, Behar expressed she wasn’t impressed.
Instead, the co-host highlighted that “Democrats had the chance to codify Roe v. Wade in the past few decades,” but “dropped the ball” in both the Clinton and Obama administration, querying, “What makes [Harris] think this is going to happen now?”
Hostin speculated that Harris was using the abortion issue to rally voters. This issue was partially credited for the Democrats’ performance in the 2022 midterms, as they gained a Senate seat and limited their House losses.
However, given Republicans are currently in control of the House, it is unlikely that an abortion rights bill will pass before the next election.