‘It’s an idea. It’s an idea, not a real thing’
ABC’s “The View” co-host Joy Behar claimed that the violent far-left group Antifa was a “fictitious idea” and “not a real thing.”
While discussing Sen. Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) remarks, saying he would have been concerned if members of Antifa and Black Lives Matters were present at the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Behar said:
“You know, he’s right out there.”
“He’s right out there with his racism,” she added.
“There is no dog whistle for him. It’s like I’m a racist.”
“Have a nice day. You know what I mean?”
“It’s funny. When I was watching this, it was so aggravating to listen to this idiot,” Behar continued.
“I mean, he and I are very different. I’ll tell you this right now.
“If I was surrounded by people carrying weapons, people erecting nooses, screaming hang Mike Pence, bludgeoning a police officer to death, I might be a little scared.
“But Ron, no, he’s not scared of these people.”
“He’s scare of this fictitious idea of Antifa, a thing that doesn’t even exist. He needs to go. He needs to go and soon.”
Co-host Meghan McCain blasted Behar’s comments saying, “the idea that Antifa doesn’t exist is just factually inaccurate and wrong and a lie.”
“I just want to clarify that Christopher Wray, who was the FBI director, says that Antifa is an ideology, not an organization.
“There is no sign that they were involved in the Capitol siege. Let’s be clear.”
McCain said: “I’m not saying they were involved in the Capitol siege.
“I’m saying they exist.”
Behar said: “That’s all. I’m done.”
McCain shot back, “You said it was a fantasy.
“You said Antifa doesn’t exist, and it’s a fantasy.”
Behar replied: “It’s an idea. It’s an idea, not a real thing.”
McCain said, “No, it’s not.”
Here a few videos that might go against Behar’s Antifa is “not real” claims:
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) January 21, 2021
— J̵̟̦̲̞̭̱̀̈́͑̄̇̈́̚͝ustice (@The_Justice7) January 21, 2021
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) January 21, 2021