- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Joy Behar said the Democrats’ caucus chaos Monday night is attributable to dealing with “white people” in “red-state” Iowa.

The comedian told her ABC colleagues on “The View” that it’s time to abandon the Hawkeye State because rooms with a high percentage of white people are “not an indication of the Democratic Party.”

“Why are they doing it in a red state?” Ms. Behar asked. “It’s a Democratic Party. Why don’t they go to a blue state and do it? And mostly white people, young white people are voting in Iowa. That’s not an indication of the Democratic Party. So that was a mistake. I agree [that] Iowa should not be doing it. Although, I love Iowa. I’ve been there. It’s a lovely place and the people are very nice.”

Co-host Sunny Hostin concurred with politically dismissing Iowa on racial grounds.

“Iowa just isn’t representative of the Democratic tent and that’s the problem that I’ve had,” Ms. Hostin said. “If you look at the population, it’s about 90.7% white and just 4% of Iowa’s population is black.” 

Fellow host Whoopi Goldberg added at another point that all the delays and confusion traced to a Shadow Inc. app has rendered the outcome moot.

“Given all the chaos surrounding this, it doesn’t really matter who ends up winning,” Ms. Goldberg said. “Will Iowa be able to recover from this? Of course they will, because this is not the first time this has happened.”

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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