Sunny Hostin, an ABC legal analyst, stated on ABC’s “The View” on Wednesday that President Joe Biden should govern by executive order since he can’t reach an agreement with “insurrectionists” and “crazy people.”
“Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cautioned Democrats they could be in trouble going into the midterms in a recent New York Magazine interview,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg remarked.
She believes they are still in the game, but the president and moderate Democrats must abandon their belief that they can return to a time when a backdoor deal with the GOP could be made, as this was the attitude that led to the failure of the Build Back Better Act.
Do you agree with me? “No,” responded Tara Setmayer, a guest host.
This is the exact opposite of what Democrats should have learned from the previous year’s events. The country does not lean to the left. We live in a moderate country where independents are the majority of voters and swing districts make a difference.
Bans on assault weapons, background checks, Medicare for All, universal pre-K, paid family and maternity leave, daycare, raising the minimum wage, and a slew of other laws was among those on Hostin’s prepared list. Each of these policies has been criticized by Republicans.
Setmayer claims that Biden is attempting to enact these policies through executive order, which isn’t how legislation should be implemented and that there is no means to fund them. Hostin proposed that instead of always going to war, money should be better spent on schools rather than bombing Iraq.
It’s a five-seat margin in the House of Representatives right now, and history suggests that if the Democrats don’t turn things around, it’ll be a bloodbath.
“She also wants President Biden to rule by executive order, which isn’t how our system works,” she continued.
“But he needs to,” Hostin replied.
“No, he doesn’t,” Setmayer replied.
“You can’t develop consensus with crazy people,” Hostin stated. With insurgents, it’s impossible to reach an agreement. You’re not going to be able to do it.”
If anyone would know about crazy people, it’s “The View.”