'The View' Co-Hosts Joy Behar and Meghan McCain Agree That Bill Clinton Allegations Warrant Further Examination
While The View co-hosts are known for spirited disagreements while discussing cultural issues, liberal Joy Behar and conservative Meghan McCain seemed to be in lockstep this week on revisiting sexual assault allegations against President Bill Clinton.
Whoopi Goldberg asked the panel what they thought about MSNBC host Chris Hayes' assertion that a "real reckoning" with the allegations against Clinton is "overdue" from Democrats.
Joy Behar chimed in that, while Clinton was impeached, people didn't take the women seriously enough at the time. Behar said we "should be dealing" with the current president Trump's allegations by 16 women, but "it's not a bad idea" to revisit Clinton's legacy.
Sunny Hostin brought up that the issue of sexual assault shouldn't be perceived as a partisan issue, but a universal moral one. Meghan McCain said she agreed and there's a perception that Bill Clinton has routinely "gotten a pass," despite being accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick in 1999 (she claimed the incident happened in 1978).
"I think that we need to look at everything honestly [...] [W]hen you're talking about sexual assault, it can't be political," McCain said, adding that President Donald Trump has set an example that elected officials can still get away with sexual indiscretion, even if evidence is caught on tape.
Watch the full discussion below.