South Carolina Senator Tim Scott slammed Joy Behar on Monday after she was absent from his appearance on ‘The View’.
Scott, the only Black Republican senator, was invited to appear on the show to discuss his new book, “A Way Forward: America’s Message of Hope and Unity.” However, Behar, one of the show’s co-hosts, was absent from the taping.
Behar said on May 23 that Scott and Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas do not understand racism because they are Republicans. The co-host was noticeably absent from the show when Scott appeared on the program Monday.
Scott took to Twitter to express his disappointment.
“When you have someone who says, being like Clarence Thomas to me is a compliment, however, the way she said it, what she meant was African American conservatives have no clue what it means to be black in America,” Scott told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “Here is a lady, a white lady, wearing blackface and saying it is somehow complementary to black people. That’s what’s completely inconsistent with reality.”
There were old photos found of Behar dressed in blackface to depict an African American woman for Halloween in the 1970s, CBS News reported. She received backlash from some in the public over the photo, in which the co-host said she dressed as a “beautiful African American woman.”
Behar’s absence from the taping has sparked speculation that she may have been avoiding a confrontation with Scott. Scott is a vocal critic of the Biden administration, and he has been a thorn in the side of the left-wing hosts on ‘The View’.
In a recent interview, Scott criticized Biden’s handling of the economy and the COVID-19 pandemic. He also called on Biden to work with Republicans to address the country’s problems.
“We need a president who is willing to work with both sides of the aisle,” Scott said. “We need a president who is willing to put the country first.”
After Joy Behar made racist comments about Tim Scott… she was too much of a coward to face him in person today when he was on her show. pic.twitter.com/w5WfqWOSHJ
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) June 5, 2023