Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar trashed Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert for heckling President Joe Biden last night at the State of the Union. Sara Haines started off with:
“On the heels of this war with Ukraine and Russia, I thought thank God I can roll my eyes at Marjorie Taylor Greene and yet continue to value that freedom to do exactly that in the chambers.” Sunny Hostin said: “People have the freedom in this country to be classless and tacky.”
“Listen, Lauren, you’re in the United States Congress,” Joy Behar said. “You’re not doing a midnight set at Chuckles.” Whoopi Goldberg said the first-term congresswoman “doesn’t understand” that “a whole lot of folks” have died in military action for “no good reason” over the years.
Whoopi said: “Soldiers know what’s coming. They don’t want to die, and what you should do is you should have let Biden say what he had to say, and if you were going to yell something out, just hold off.
“Hold off, but don’t do it there because we’re trying to hear it and we’re talking about you instead.
“Don’t talk about the military unless you really want to talk about the military. You can’t do what they do.
“That’s why we revere them because they do the stuff we can’t do.
“And the minute you poop on them, you poop on them like the last guy did, talking about those Gold Star families, talking about Mr. McCain as not being a hero.
“Who the hell do you think you are, little girl? Who do you think you are?”
“You don’t have to like this president to be respectful of him talking about the military and his son, who died. You don’t have to do that. You don’t have to like him, but you must be respectful. You got to be”
Boebert defended herself today: “The left is pissed because I called out Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan that left 13 of America’s finest in a flag-draped coffin.
“They are mad because a speech was “interrupted. Ask the families who lost their loved ones how interrupted their lives are now.”
Boebert heckled Biden twice during his speech. Biden was talking about soldiers who came home sick from Iraq and Afghanistan because of toxic burn pits and the cancers that would one day put them in a “flag-draped coffin” when Boebert jumped in with:
“You put them in 13 of them,” she said in reference to the 13 flag-draped coffins that came home from Afghanistan.
Boebert and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., also started chanting “build the wall” when Biden pivoted to immigration.
REPS. BOEBERT, GREENE HECKLE BIDEN DURING #SOTU: Throughout Pres. Biden’s State of the Union address, GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert repeatedly disrupted it by shouting remarks and grumbles – #TheView co-hosts and #MicheleTafoya react. https://t.co/2C2XHi9VmO pic.twitter.com/sE7uyPYw3C— The View (@TheView) March 2, 2022
"Who the hell do you think you are, little girl?"— The Recount (@therecount) March 2, 2022
— Whoopi Goldberg on Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) heckling Biden during SOTU pic.twitter.com/msiyscFHEK