‘The View’ Host Sunny Hostin Marvels at White Suburban Women Voting Republican: ‘Almost Like Roaches Voting For Raid’

Hostin’s words sparked a heated exchange with co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin

Sunny Hostin
The View

Things got heated between Sunny Hostin and Alyssa Farah Griffin on Thursday’s episode of “The View,” after Hostin compared white, suburban women who vote Republican this year to “roaches voting for raid.”

Hostin’s words came as the women discussed the upcoming midterms during Hot Topics, and Farah Griffin predicted a “red wave” actually coming to fruition. But what Hostin was most surprised by was the latest polling in regard to abortion. She noted that, despite being anti-abortion herself, these women appear to be poised to “vote against their own self-interest.”

“I read a poll just yesterday that white, Republican, suburban women are now going to vote Republican,” Hostin marveled. “It’s almost like roaches voting for Raid, right?”

Hostin went on to question if female Republicans actually “want to live in Gilead” from “The Handmaid’s Tale.” At that, host Alyssa Farah Griffin got visibly upset and disagreed, calling Hostin’s words “insulting to the voter.”

“Do we love democracy or not?” Farah Griffin shot back. “Because, just saying that, it’s insulting to the voter. People will make their decisions based on what’s right for their family. And the idea that you should have a say for everyone else’s vote….”

Farah Griffin went on to press Hostin about her thoughts on this, considering she is anti-abortion. And to that, Hostin returned to her regular response, saying that just because she doesn’t believe in abortion because of her religion, doesn’t mean she has the right to force that idea onto other women.

Host Sara Haines eventually chimed in, noting that she’s not too surprised that abortion isn’t the top issue for Republican women, considering election deniers are the main issue for her. “Everyone has a priority list,” she said.