Co-hosts on "The View" say that the Republican Party is not "in line with American values."
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Co-hosts of the hit daytime TV show blasted members of the Republican Party over support for bills like Florida's Parental Rights in Education law.
"The LGBT community has been making strides fighting for their rights in America for years, but the GOP has introduced a slew of ‘don’t say gay’ style bills that target the community," co-host Joy Behar complained. "They’re even accusing the left of grooming children to become gay, as if you can do that."
Behar said that Republicans simply have no policies, and claimed that Americans as a whole have become "much more accepting of the gay community."
"So the country is evolving," she insisted. "Apparently the GOP is not."
Co-host Sunny Hostin chimed in, and pointed out that she believed the problem is within the heart of the GOP.
"I think this is because the Republican Party doesn’t really have a platform that is in line with American values," she mused. "When you don’t have a platform, you do have to resort to fear, and this is just cyclical and it’s out of their playbook."
Hostin then went on to quote former President Lyndon B. Johnson.
"He said, ‘If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on and he’ll empty his pockets for you,'" she said.
Co-host Ana Navarro also stated that she believed Republicans were only making ground by using fear tactics.
"Today’s fear is not about gay marriage anymore because we’re past that one," she quipped. "Today’s fear is about your children, and your children are getting groomed, and your children are being sexualized, and your children are being indoctrinated."
Guest co-host and actress Jane Lynch — who is gay — added that there is simply "no way" you can be indoctrinated into being straight or gay.
"Absolutely not. You can’t," she insisted. "There’s no way to do it.”
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