Wednesday, far-left The View co-host Joy Behar surprisingly praised Republican U.S. senators who voted to pass the same-sex marriage bill intended to codify gay marriage into law federally, making the U.S. Supreme Court Obergefell v. Hodges case permanent. The chamber passed the bill 61-36 on Tuesday, requiring states to recognize same-sex marriages performed across state lines. The bill also strikes statutes defining marriage between one man and one woman.
The Daily Caller reports:
Co-host Sunny Hostin said Republicans are “out of step” with the majority of Americans on the issue of abortion and same-sex marriage given that only twelve Republican senators voted for the legislation. Behar accredited the senators for breaking partisan lines to advance the bill.
“The Republican Party’s now out of step with the country, right?” Hostin said. “And so if the majority of Americans agree with having the access to safe abortions and some conditions and the majority of Americans believe in gay marriage and believe there should be marriage equality. What was fascinating to me was they kept calling this a bipartisan bill, a bipartisan bill, well, only twelve Republicans voted for it.”
“Yeah but God bless them for doing that,” Behar interjected.
The twelve Republican senators were Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, Rob Portman of Ohio, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Roy Blunt of Montana, Mitt Romney of Utah, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Dan Sullivan of Alaska, Joni Ernst of Iowa and Todd Young of Indiana, according to The Hill.
Hostin then ripped Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for voting against the gay marriage bill.