That makes her take on the bombshell allegation against Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley all the more interesting.
“I think that you break command in that way, you are committing treason,” Hostin said. “You’re going outside of the chain of command. I worked for the government for many years [as a federal prosecutor], and it is sacrosanct to go within the chain of command. And I know that it was done to protect us from wars so that wars would not be started. I think the former twice-disgraced, twice-impeached, former disgraced president was perfectly capable of starting a nuclear war, especially after his loss. But I think there’s just no excuse for a silent coup — which I think that’s what that is.”
Joy Behar disagreed.
“The whole time Trump was president, I was home saying, ‘Please God, make there be an adult who controls this lunatic,'” Behar said. “I was praying. Let there be somebody in the room who holds his arm back when he goes to that button. And I blame all the people around him and his Cabinet who did not invoke the 25th amendment. Obviously, he was nuts. We’ve seen it for four years. We saw the crazy behavior. And God bless General Milley for straightening things out. I know that the chain of command is sacrosanct, I understand that. But this was an emergency. We had a certifiable nut case in the White House!”
Sara Haines took umbrage with Behar’s argument and questioned how the same scenario would be handled if the shoe were on the other foot.
By contrast, Whoopi Goldberg’s opinion aligned more closely with Behar’s, as she cited the need for a fail-safe mechanism “because presidents are only human.”