Alyssa Farah Griffin Pleads for More Airtime on ‘The View’ After Political Clash With Joy Behar

Alyssa Farah Griffin Pleads for More Airtime on ‘The View’ After Political Clash With Joy Behar
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Alyssa Farah Griffin found herself in the middle of a heated exchange on a recent episode of The View, where she ferociously advocated for more airtime to respond after Joy Behar asserted that she "[has] to vote for [Joe] Biden" in the forthcoming presidential election. The conversation unraveled during a segment discussing former Chief of Staff Ron Klain’s alleged criticism of President Biden for focusing too much on infrastructure projects.


 
 
 
 
 
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Klain said, “He does two or three events a week where he’s cutting a ribbon on a bridge. And here’s a bridge. Like I tell you, if you go into the grocery store, you go to the grocery store and, you know, eggs and milk are expensive, the fact that there’s a f-----ing bridge is not [inaudible]” Klain further shared, “I think that [it] also doesn’t get covered that much because, look, it’s a f???ing bridge. Like it’s a bridge, and how interesting is the bridge? It’s a little interesting, but it’s not a lot interesting,” as reported by The Hill.



 

Griffin defended Klain's comments, emphasizing the financial strain many Americans are feeling due to rising food costs. She asserted, “There’s not one box he can check and suddenly grocery prices go down. That would be ridiculous to suggest. But what [Biden is] being told by advisors is, ‘You need to speak to what people are feeling. You need to speak to this very real reality.” I make a lot of money. I put a red onion back because it was $4.99. That’s ridiculous,'” as per the reports of Decider.



 

As the debate amplified, Behar interjected with a firm statement, telling Griffin, “People who are like you who say that you hate or can’t stand Trump, you have to vote for Biden,” Apalled Griffin called out the producers and Whoopi Goldberg, who were trying to end the segment. Griffin exclaimed, “No, no, no. I get a chance to respond! I get a chance to respond.” Griffin then added, “[Biden] cannot be immune from criticism. I very well may get there but if we shut down any criticism of him and say we can’t raise issues of high grocery prices, you’re gonna lose a lot of moderates and independents.”

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Image Source: Getty Images | Photo by Raymond Hall

The exchange highlighted differing perspectives among the co-hosts, with some defending Biden's approach and others advocating for a more nuanced critique of his administration's policies. Griffin exclaimed, "There are absolutely things that Biden can do to address it and grocery prices have jumped 25% over four years," To which Behar questioned, "What can he do?" Sara Haines shared her perspective and added, "Joy, I would argue Trump won the first time because people weren't always listening and watching the problem for what it was."

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