Posted on April 15, 2024

Whoopi Goldberg Doubles Down on Claim GOP Wants to ‘Bring Slavery Back’

Hanna Panreck, Fox News, April 13, 2024

“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg claimed the Republican Party wants to “bring slavery back,” while discussing the Arizona state Supreme Court ruling on abortion.

The co-hosts discussed a 4-2 ruling from the Arizona state Supreme Court on Tuesday, which said an 1864 law — passed when Arizona was a territory and codified when it became a state in 1913 that prohibits abortion in almost all circumstances aside from trying to save the life of the mother — is “now enforceable.”

Goldberg doubled down on a claim she made about Republicans 16 years earlier when it came to judicial appointments and how conservative judges interpret the U.S. Constitution.

“Take a look at the things that they’re rolling back. Remember I said ages ago, you know, in their minds they want to bring slavery back. They’re OK with it because you see things change. One of the good things about the Supreme Court is you can fight to make sure you make stuff better. You don’t generally fight to make stuff worse,” Goldberg said.

During a 2008 interview on “The View,” Goldberg posed a question to then-GOP presidential candidate John McCain about his plans to appoint Supreme Court justices who “strictly interpret” and “enforce” the Constitution, asking if she should be worried about being “returned to slavery.”

On Wednesday, the liberal co-host appeared to suggest that if the Arizona court was fine with the abortion ruling, it could go further on other laws.