The hosts of ABC’s “The View” dove into a plethora of subjects during Friday’s show. Among them? The U.S. Supreme Court.
The conversation heated up after Joy Behar said she believes Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s poor behavior should override any support for his policies.
“I don’t understand the discussion, to tell you the truth, because, to me, demonizing an entire group of people like the Muslims, attacking a gold star family, making fun of a handicapped person like he did — to me that overrides policy,” she said.
But Candace Cameron Bure, who is known for her Christian worldview, interjected to say the Supreme Court is a viable issue in the current election cycle, explaining that “all the decisions that will be made under Supreme Court justices will last a lifetime,” whereas the next president might only be in office for four years.
Behar, however, pushed back against that argument, saying the Supreme Court “has existed since the country began and it will survive whoever is in office” before proceeding to call Trump “nuts.”
Bure said, though, that the next president’s nominees to the high court could hold the potential to “change the direction of the country.” This has been an issue of concern for some conservatives, who fear that a more liberal court won’t uphold certain religious freedom sentiments they hold dear.
“How’s it going to change the direction of the country?” Behar shot back.
Bure explained, “Because if we have liberal people in there, they can decide against our constitutional foundations.”
Watch the women of “The View” face-ff around 8:30 mark below:
Bure recently told Faithwire in detail why she believes the Supreme Court is the most important and compelling issue for her this election cycle.
“The biggest thing for me is the Supreme Court justices … because, no matter who wins this election, it’s four years, maybe eight, if they’re reelected, but that’s the maximum,” Bure said. “The Supreme Court justice seats will be until those people die — and that could be a very long time.”
We’ll leave you with that interview at the 47-minute mark below:
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