Joy Behar Calls Second Amendment Patriots “Terrorists”
Joy Behar, one of the co-hosts of ABC’s “The View,” declared on April 20, 2020 that protesters who carry firearms are “terrorists.”
She was specifically referring to protesters at rallies against government-imposed shutdowns in response to the Wuhan virus pandemic.
“These people are being egged on by right-wing media people like Alex Jones and Rush Limbaugh. Why are you bringing guns to a rally?” Behar inquired.
You want to call yourself protesters, leave your guns at home. Those are terrorists who bring guns to things — to rallies. I don’t trust that at all. And don’t listen to these people.
Behar expressed her sympathies for people who lost their jobs.
The co-host continued:
I really do, but they have to understand that they can infect other people, and, you know — you know, to paraphrase Patrick Henry, give me liberty and give me death is what they’re basically proposing, because a lot of people are going to die because of this behavior, you know? And it’s already been shown that self-quarantining or whatever you want to call it, besides distancing and PPEs, has been working. It works.
I was looking up Sweden, my favorite — one of my favorite countries. Well, they really screwed up. They have had this — this policy where everyone can go out and do what they have to do and use your own judgment. Don’t gather in groups of more than 50 people, which is a lot of people, by the way. They have closed the schools, yes, they have, but people are in restaurants.
Now they have 17 times the rate of their fellow Scandinavian countries. Norway, Finland, et cetera. So it has not worked. It doesn’t work. Stay at home.
Another co-host, Sunny Hostin, blamed President Trump of inciting violence with his “Liberate Michigan,” “Liberate Minnesota,” and “Liberate Virginia and save your great 2nd Amendment,” tweets that he posted in the last week.
And to Joy’s point, you know, you saw protesters with guns, and I think, you know, he’s in a sense, implying an incited insurrection. I think the argument can be made that he is inciting violence by these tweets. He’s inciting government insurrection, and many people are saying, well, it’s his free speech.
“But the Supreme Court has found many times that if you are inciting lawlessness that’s leading to violence, that that type of speech isn’t protected. And so I’m just shocked that we have the president of the United States, again, inciting this kind of behavior, inciting these protests,” Hostin remarked.
The media is carrying water for draconian shutdown measures.
At this point, it doesn’t care about the economic impact of such measures so long as they give an opportunity for the Left to attack Trump.