In an appreciated prompt for decorum, Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of “The View,” reprimanded her audience for booing a conservative guest.
Goldberg hushed the audience when Republican New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said he did not support a gun ban but encouraged greater access to mental health care.
The audience’s outburst came when co-host Joy Behar asked Sununu what he suggested should be done about the rise in gun violence.
When the audience booed the governor for stating he would not ban guns, Goldberg admonished the audience, saying, “No, no no no, no no,” Goldberg said. “No booing.”
Behar agreed, saying “no Republican” would agree to be a guest on the show if the audience treated conservative guests that way.
Goldberg and Behar, however, pressed Sununu on AR-15s, which have been used in several mass shootings in the last two years. “Why don’t Republicans want to get rid of AR-15s?” Behar asked.
Sununu did not answer the question directly but said it was a complicated matter and that “if it was that easy, the Democrats would have done it” long ago.
The governor argued that the problem is not gun laws, saying: “If the argument is: if we just have more gun bans and more gun laws, Chicago would be the safest place in the country.”
Sununu added that New Hampshire is the safest state despite having very lax gun laws.
Sununu, a former presidential candidate, is mulling a run in 2024 and said that if he does decide to run, “plenty of donors” would support his candidacy.
“I’m shockingly surprised at how easy the fundraising would be. The fundraising would not be the problem. There’s a lot of money out there,” he said.
Sununu added: “There’s a lot of folks that would get behind us early on if I were to create a committee or an exploratory committee.”
“If we decide to do this, that’s actually the least of my worries,” he told Fox News.
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