The liberal co-hosts on ABC’s “The View” cut off Maryland Republican congressional candidate Kim Klacik after the political newcomer confronted Joy Behar for once wearing blackface at a Halloween party.
“Is this Joy speaking?” Klacik asked as Behar was finishing a long rant attacking President Donald Trump over the media’s non-story regarding alleged revelations from Bob Woodward’s latest book. “The same Joy that paraded around in blackface not too long ago?”
The ladies of @TheView didn’t like what I had to say, so naturally they cut me off.
Why are they silencing Black Women?
— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) September 18, 2020
“That’s not true,” Behar interrupted, despite her own program covering her costume controversy several years ago.
Joy Behar admitted during a taping of The View in 2016 to dressing as a “beautiful African women” at a Halloween party when she was 29 which involved makeup “that was a little bit darker than my skin”
The show even ran an image of the old photo pic.twitter.com/qKQqzDPxyn
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 6, 2019
“The black community had my back!” Behar declared, going on to keep talking over Klacik.
“The black community has my back as well,” Klacik said.
“The black community has your back?!” co-host Sunny Hostin broke in. “The black community has your back?! The black community did not vote for you. What planet are you living on?”
The co-hosts kept rambling until Behar finally excused Klacik from the program while the single conservative on the show, Meghan McCain, who is routinely cut off on air pleaded for her colleagues to be respectful of their guest.
“That was very immature but thank you for having me,” Klacik finished as Behar ignored her and wrapped up the segment.
Donald Trump Jr. also confronted Behar live on air for the costume during a December appearance.
Klacik, a 38-year-old businesswoman rose to political prominence this year following the release of a viral campaign ad challenging the narrative of Black Lives Matter.
Democrats don’t want you to see this.
They’re scared that I’m exposing what life is like in Democrat run cities.
— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) August 17, 2020
Klacik is running as the Republican nominee in a deep-blue district surrounding Maryland to unseat Democratic incumbent Rep. Kweisi Mfume who replaced deceased Rep. Elijah Cummings. No Republican has ever held the Maryland seat.