Joy Behar went off on former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday over comments he made about Americans needing to accept more deaths and reopen the economy.
ABC’s "The View" co-host asked if the Republican is as “pro-life” as he claims.
Behar ripped Christie’s comparison of the coronavirus pandemic to sacrifices the country made when sending soldiers to fight in WWII.
She called the comparison a “false analogy” and slammed President Donald Trump’s response to the crisis. She specifically called out Trump leaving the states to fend for themselves in the crisis.
“In this particular situation where we’re fighting what [Trump] calls the invisible enemy, he’s basically leaving everything up to the states,” Behar said. “That’s not the equivalent of WWII, Gov. Christie, with all due respect.”
Christie made the comments about getting the economy back open during an interview with CNN's Dana Bash on Monday.
"We sent our young men during WWII over to Europe, out to the Pacific, knowing, knowing that many of them would not come home alive," he told "The Daily DC" podcast. "And we decided to make that sacrifice because what we were standing up for was the American way of life. In the very same way now, we have to stand up for the American way of life."
He pushed for a stay-at-home orders to be lifted and businesses to open back up saying shutdowns are as bad or worse than the number of coronavirus related deaths.
“Of course, everybody wants to save every life they can — but the question is, towards what end, ultimately?” Christie said. “Are there ways that we can thread the middle here to allow that there are going to be deaths, and there are going to be deaths no matter what?”
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