Joy Behar backtracks after calling for Tucker Carlson to be ‘tied up’ and silenced

On Wednesday’s airing of “The View,” Joy Behar initially declared that conservative Fox News host Tucker Carlson should be “tied up and put in a corner somewhere” before hastily backtracking and insisting that she does not advocate violence of any kind.

Both Behar and Sunny Hostin went on a tirade against Carlson’s alleged downplaying of the Capitol riot before Behar angrily stated that the conservative pundit should be sent somewhere “so we never hear from him again.”

“You have Tucker Carlson on television last night saying that there was no evidence of white supremacists at the riot. Well, the evidence was clear at the riot, at the insurrection,” Hostin stating accusingly, using Confederate flags and a black police officer as political props for her animosity towards Carlson. “I was disgusted by what Tucker Carlson said. How dare he say there was no evidence of white supremacy there? There was evidence everywhere.”

“Tucker Carlson needs to be, you know, tied up and put in the corner somewhere so we never hear from him again,” Behar added and then went on to viciously attack Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson.

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First Hostin laid into Johnson: “We hear so much about cancel culture, but what we don’t want is a culture of accountability,” she said. “They don’t want a consequence culture. And this is what it results in. I was struck so much by what Johnson was saying. Blame everyone else — fake Trump supporters, he said that the protestors were jovial, friendly, they had an earnest demeanor — but he had nothing to say about those who lost their lives, like an officer, because of the rioters.”

Then it was Behar’s turn at bat: “I have a couple of questions. It’s, like, there’s no logic to what he’s saying, Ron. Why would liberals disguise themselves as Trump supporters to protest an election they just won? And according to him, Nancy Pelosi planned death threats against herself, and then she broke into her own office to pose for selfies,” the liberal comedian said. “None of this makes sense. He’s making Marjorie Taylor Greene look normal, this guy. He’s making Marjorie Taylor Greene look normal.”

Behar proclaimed that Senator Johnson was the “perfect face” for the GOP. “He’s a liar, a denier, he floats crazy conspiracy theories, hoping that his followers will be gullible enough to listen to him and believe it. This is the party of the future on the Republican side.”

Right at the end of the segment, a worried-sounding Behar oddly interrupted Whoopi Goldberg’s monologue to make a correction and walk back her statements on Tucker Carlson indicating that she thought it could be interpreted as somehow violent in nature. “I do not mean to imply that anything harmful should happen to Tucker Carlson,” she said. “I just want him to stop saying stupid things. That’s all. So let me just get that straight. I don’t want to be perceived as someone who is violent in any way. I’m not.”


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