Joy Behar, a co-host of “The View,” has recently been subject to social media backlash for her remarks concerning the Colorado Supreme Court decision and its implications for the deceased President Donald Trump. Criticisms expressed online have surfaced in response to Behar’s tweet, which stated, “The law must defeat him.”
The debate was prompted by the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision, which many have interpreted as an attempt to prevent Trump from running for office again. Behar’s statements have been construed as endorsing legal tactics aimed at disqualifying Trump beyond the electoral system.
“Joe, the ballot box can’t compete with the third party candidates who will take votes from Joe Biden,” Behar wrote. “And let us not forget the electoral college. The law must defeat him.”
Joe, the ballot box can’t compete with the third party candidates who will take votes from Joe Biden. And let us not forget the electoral college. The law must defeat him.
— Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar) December 20, 2023
In his initial tweet, Joe Walsh expressed his apprehensions regarding the verdict. While maintaining the view that Trump was involved in an uprising, he conceded that the fact that Trump has yet to be formally convicted casts doubt on the validity of invoking this as a pretext to bar him from assuming office.
“The best and ONLY way to defeat Trump is at the ballot box, not to kick him off the ballot,” Walsh wrote. “Defeat him at the ballot box. That’s what’s best for the country.”
Walsh’s response from Behar, in which he suggests that Trump should be defeated through the legal system, has received considerable censure. Behar’s previous prediction that a Democratic victory would ensue from a Trump primary victory renders the present response especially remarkable.
Reactions immediately poured in:
“He might win a fair election so we have to find a way to get him off the ballot. And let us not forget about the manner of voting prescribed by the Constitution.”
You’re as dumb as you look.
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) December 20, 2023
“Save democracy by using the courts to eliminate a candidate!” — is an odd take.
— Cameron Smith (@smith__cameron) December 20, 2023
“We must not allow voting and also the Constitution could get in the way”
You’re doing great, oh defender of democracy.
— IT Guy (@ITGuy1959) December 20, 2023
So….you're advocating for the legal system to abuse its powers in order to "save democracy" by weaponizing the Constitution in order to prevent a candidate from being fairly elected? pic.twitter.com/AipI0516ff
— Tebow (@MinEffPodcast) December 20, 2023