Sen. Ted Cruz was invited to join the ABC talk show, The View, on Monday to promote his new book: Justice Corrupted: How the Left Weaponized Our Legal System. As the conversation circulated around economics, protestors began chanting “Cover climate now!”
Whoopi Goldberg addressed the protestors and told them to leave.
“Excuse me, ladies. Excuse us, let us do our job… We hear what you have to say, but you’ve got to go. You’ve got to go, you’ve got to let us do our job,” Goldberg said.
Not long after, another protestor shouted out but the audio was cut and the show went to a commercial. Cruz is seen laughing at the heckler.
Watch the full interview segment:
Ana Navarro asked Cruz about his change of heart toward Donald Trump, citing Cruz’s quote from 2016. Cruz called Trump a “pathological liar” after Trump accused his father of assassinating John F. Kennedy and called Cruz’s wife ugly. Navarro wanted to know how Cruz could support Trump now.
“Why did I choose to work with Trump even though I was pissed off at what he said? Because I had a job to do and I had responsibility,” Cruz said.
The interview ended in a heated discussion about the legitimacy of the 2020 election results. Cruz reverted the conversation back to the 2016 election.
“There are a lot of folks in the media that try to — any time a Republican is in front of a TV camera — try to say, the election was fair and square and legitimate. You know who you don’t do that to? You don’t do it to Hillary Clinton, who stood up and said, ‘Trump stole the election,’” Cruz said.
Then the discussion spiraled into a January 6 debate. Goldberg ended the segment abruptly when time was up, though Cruz was still talking.
In an interview with Fox, Cruz explained why he chose to go on The View.
“The reason I went on ‘The View’ is I think it’s important that conservatives reach much more broadly than just preaching to the choir,” Cruz said. “The viewers of The View have only seen one partisan story.”