Whoopi Goldberg is back and with fire for the Republicans who have weaponized their words against LGBTQ people, words which fueled the deadly attack on Club Q in Colorado Springs, CO. this weekend.
According to TheWrap, Goldberg said how the congresswoman for Colorado Springs, U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert, is being hypocritical for offering “prayers” for the victims when she has supported and said anti-LGBTQ rhetoric.
"They don't really need your prayers and thoughts," Goldberg said. "They needed your votes. That's what they need."
“This is what rhetoric brings,” she continued. “Words matter…and when people like Lauren Boebert, who, you know, has been in the forefront of dissing LGBTQ+ people is now saying her prayers and thoughts go with the families.”
Alyssa Farah Griffin harshly denounced the attacks, but she narrowed the problems around rhetoric down to a handful of bad apples in conservative America who need to be called out,
Sunny Hostin said that she believes it’s the politicians themselves that are the problem, “and not so much maybe the rhetoric and that kind of thing.”
Hostin brought up Griffin’s point that codifying marriage equality advanced in the Senate last week. But, she said, “if you look all over this country, this year, over 300 bills to restrick LGBTQ rights have been introduced in 23 states.”
She added that the Human Rights Campaign "is terrified" about that statistic.
“So yes, maybe we’ll have some sort of protection so that you can marry the person that you love. But what about what’s going on with these 300 bills in 25 states? And I keep on wondering, if you don’t want to go to a gay club because you don’t like gay people, don’t go to the club. Why you got to shoot up the club?”