The Five: Joy Behar 'Leans Into Hysterics and Hyperbole' in Bashing Kavanaugh, Trump
The panel on The Five discussed ABC's "The View" host Joy Behar's emotional reaction to President Donald Trump nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Behar wondered aloud why Trump was able to nominate a Supreme Court justice despite the existence of the Mueller probe.
"How dare he be allowed to do this?" she asked, adding that Kavanaugh's nomination may endanger people who "need abortions and what have you."
Behar also asked why Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is not "in jail" for "stealing" a Supreme Court seat from President Obama. Behar said McConnell prevented Obama's choice, Judge Merrick Garland, from filling the late Justice Antonin Scalia's seat.
Kennedy said on The Five that Behar routinely relies on "an exaggerated emotional approach to something she finds disconcerting."
She said that Behar "leans into hysterics and hyperbole" when criticizing Kavanaugh, Trump and others.
Kennedy added that Behar and Democrats should focus more on a "cohesive message" if they want to defeat Trump in 2020.
Dana Perino pointed out that pro-abortion group NARAL criticized Kavanaugh because his first name — Brett — sounded like that of a "frat boy."
Greg Gutfeld remarked that Behar must be "superhuman" to be so "distraught" all the time.
Jesse Watters said Kavanaugh's background contradicts the assertion that the Chevy Chase, Md. resident is "some demon that's trying to injure women."
"She's not a Constitutional scholar," Watters said of Behar.