The veteran ABC news personality criticized Liz Wahl’s on-air resignation from RT
Barbara Walters has no sympathy for former Russia Today anchor Liz Wahl.
The veteran ABC news correspondent took to “The View” Thursday to address the RT anchor’s recent on-air resignation, in protest of the Russian government’s pro-Putin propaganda on the network.
“She is working for a Russian network!” Walters exclaimed. “Therefore, she is protesting the Russians!”
Walters went on to say that while she can understand Wahl’s “personal choice”, she urges not to “make her a hero for protesting. She is working for the government.”
Not all of Walters’ colleagues on “The View” agreed with her. Panelist Sherri Shepherd actually stood up for Wahl.
“Even though she was working for [the government], it was Russian, but she’s saying ‘it’s still every day I’ve got to do this, I’m not feeling good inside,'” Shepherd argued. “‘It’s violating what I’m feeling, so it’s okay.'”
Watch more of Walter’s segment below: