'The View' hosts back Jon Stewart who slammed Dems for 'silencing' voices over Biden's debate performance

'The View' hosts back Jon Stewart who slammed Dems for 'silencing' voices over Biden's debate performance
Sara Haines and Alyssa Farah Griffin support Jon Stewart and call for tough conversations surrounding President Joe Biden's candidacy (Getty Images, Screengrab/The View/X)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Alyssa Farah Griffin and Sara Haines voiced their support for Jon Stewart's criticism of Democrats trying to silence voices expressing concerns with President Joe Biden's mental acuity, on the Tuesday, July 9 episode of 'The View'.

'The Daily Show' hosts took a hard look at the panic that has engulfed Biden's supporters following his performance at the presidential debate and stressed the importance of open conversations the previous night.

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"'Get on board or shut the f**k up' is not a particularly compelling pro-democracy bumper stick, nor is 'whattya gonna do?'" Stewart chided on his show, adding, "I'm in no way saying Biden's gotta drop out. But can't we stress test this candidacy? ... All we want is for someone to keep it 100, the percentage, not the age."


The presumptive Democratic and Republican nominees, Joe Biden and Donald Trump are the oldest rival pair to run for the White House in the history of the United States, at ages 81 and 78, respectively.

Alyssa Farah Griffin says there is time for change

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Sitting at the Hot Topics table with her co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Haines, Griffin stated that she agreed with 'every word' of Stewart and was glad that the veteran host was back on television.

"Here's the reality: we had a historically early first debate in a presidential cycle because the Biden campaign said that they wanted to refocus so that the people were tuning in earlier and knowing the stakes of this election - the stakes of Project 2025, the stakes of Donald Trump," she shared.

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"We have also said at this table, and political experts have (also) said (that) most voters who are undecided don't make up their minds till the final three months of the race. There is time to make a change, if that is what Democrats are determined to (make)..."

"Gen Z and millennials make up the biggest voting blocks this election. Six in ten Americans did not want this rematch. If either side, Democrats, put forward anyone else, anyone who had a modicum of inspiration in the next generation, they will win those young votes and it's enough to win the election," added the former aide in the Trump White House.


Sara Haines's take on importance of conversations

"These conversations absolutely have to happen," stated Haines, also defending Stewart's stance at the Hot Topics table.

"Shut up and sit down, or whatever people say to everyone critical of this, I think are dismissive because falling in line is what the Republicans do. We have talked at this table over and over about the cowardliness of the GOP in standing up to Trump. They bend the knee to his every wish."

"The Democrats have always been better than that," she mentioned. "they have debates, they disagree, and they do it publicly and out loud. Politics is a tough conversation. It's debates, it's disagreements, it's compromise. And that is what they have always done better."

"What I am tired of right now on TV is hearing the Democratic talking points reframing Biden's appearance as 'He had a bad night', 'everyone misspeaks sometimes', because I would not insult people by saying I didn't see that, or look the other way."

"Everyone understands the existential threat of Donald Trump. Some of us have different solutions to the problem. That's what the conversation is with Democrats right now. The key point here is those conversations need to be had now because in August they become a moot point... So I would stop dismissing people that are concerned because some of them are within the Democratic Party," she concluded.

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