TV personality Joy Behar went after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his statements that President Obama should not support the hiring of new teachers, firemen and police on Wednesday. Behar commented in an interview she did with the website Mediaite, that she would like to see Romney’s house burn and see if then supports the call for more firemen.
Behar said in the interview,
“I’d like to see his house burn, one of his millions of houses burning down. Who’s he going to call, the Mormon fire patrol?”
President Obama has been pretty heavily criticized for his comment that the government should be hiring more police, firemen and teachers in order to prop up public sector employment. The President also commented that the private sector was doing just fine.
Romney, the GOP presidential candidate, responded by saying,
“He wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”
Joy Behar is currently a co-host on ABC’s “The View”/ She was a school teacher in the beginning of her career until she went into entertainment by becoming a stand-up comedian in the 1980’s. Elizabeth Hasselbeck, the show’s only conservative voice, is constantly the object of Behar’s sniping.
Behar recently left “The View” to start her own show on Al Gore’s cable TV station called Current.
In her interview, behar continued,
“You know what I mean? Come on. What am I supposed to do if my apartment gets caught on fire? Am I gonna call Mitt Romney to come and put it out? See what I mean?”