Hostin, Navarro Defend Menendez from Ouster Calls, Fetterman Counters

Nicholas Fondacaro | December 1, 2023
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Things took an interesting turn on Friday’s edition of ABC’s The View in the wake of Republican Congressman George Santos (NY) getting ousted from the House in a bipartisan vote. While the liberal ladies generally cheered Santos’s ouster, lines were drawn when the corruption allegations against Democratic Senator Bob Menendez (NJ) were thrown into the mix. Co-hosts Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin found themselves in the minority opinion, that he should remain a senator until after his trial. But they also found themselves in conflict with their guest, Senator John Fetterman (D-PA).

Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin was the first to throw Menendez into the conversation while they were gleefully celebrating Santos getting kicked out. “If you're under federal investigation whether Donald Trump, Bob Menendez, George Santos, you should step aside, But, of course, no one does that,” she said.

Navarro, a close friend of Menendez, couldn’t help but immediately jump in to suggest that Santos was somehow worse, despite Menendez allegedly working as a foreign agent for Egypt. She touted Democrats for not rushing to oust her friend and suggested that he could beat the indictment.