Whoopi Goldberg, the lead co-host of “The View,” offered a rare defense of a Republican presidential candidate during the Tuesday morning episode.
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), a contender for the Republican presidential nomination, is not married and has over the years fielded questions about his romantic life. Goldberg, though, came to Scott’s defense when it comes to those peppering the politician with questions about his personal choices.
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The subject came up after “The View” aired a portion of Scott’s recent conversation with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, who asked the senator when the public might meet the woman he is dating.
Other left-leaning co-hosts of the ABC talk show, like Joy Behar, Sara Haines, and Sunny Hostin, were condemning Scott for not being more ope about whether he is currently in a romantic relationship.
"I don't care." Whoopi sides with Scott, speaking as if she was in his position: "Why is my private life of so much interest to you that you can't get past the fact that I may not be interested in being married?…That doesn't mean I can't do the job." pic.twitter.com/bAJxrFBYDf— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) September 12, 2023
Hostin, for her part, argued it’s important for the country to know who Scott might be dating and whether she is a “lunatic” because she will have the ear of the potential president. She also cast doubt on whether Scott even is involved with someone.
At that point, Goldberg chimed in to defense the South Carolina senator.
“I don’t care,” she said. “This is the issue, and it’s a big issue in the country: Why is my private life of so much interest to you that you can’t get past the fact that I may not be interested in being married? I might not want a spouse. That doesn’t mean I can’t do the job.”
She went on to explain that Scott’s relationship status has no bearing on his ability to serve the country as president, noting several past commanders-in-chief have been unmarried.
“I just don’t think it’s right for people to invest that kind of stuff into anyone until you know what their plan for the country is,” Goldberg continued. “That’s when you decide.
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