Joy Behar Snaps at Ted Cruz for Dragging Gov Cuomo: 'You Are Deflecting, Sir' (Video)

“Y’all’s politics are different than mine,” Cruz tells “The View”

Joy Behar and Senator Ted Cruz butted heads on Monday’s episode of “The View” over a difference in opinions about certain states’ COVID responses, resulting in a heated exchange that left Behar shouting, “Deflection!”

During their exchange, Cruz ignored Behar’s question about Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s decision to reopen bars and restaurants at full capacity. Instead, he spouted off about his disapproval of New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s late-March directive to send recovering COVID patients into nursing homes.

“Yes, we should reopen, and I actually think if you look at Florida, if you look at Texas, the death rates have been much, much lower there than, for example, states like New York, New Jersey, states with Democratic governors where the death rates have been enormously through the roof,” Cruz said.

“New York, in particular, has lead the country in death rate, and I think it had a lot to do with the democratic governor there, Governor Cumo, sending people who had COVID into nursing homes,” he added.

“That’s not true,” Behar interjected, urging Cruz to “answer me about DeSantis.”

“But the government policy was different and the policy made a difference,” Cruz persisted.

As he spoke, Behar accused him of changing the subject to avoid answering her question.

“Deflection!” she said. “You are deflecting, sir.”

Cruz kept up that tactic for the next question, urging everyone to read his new book instead of answering Sara Haines’ question as to whether he thought Senate Republicans selling “Notorious A.C.B.” shirts was disrespectful to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

“Y’all’s politics are different than mine,” Cruz said. “One thing I would suggest — if you want to understand why so many millions of Americans care passionately about the Supreme Court and justices who will protect free speech and religious liberty in the Second Amendment — I would encourage you actually to read the book I just came out with, ‘One Vote Away.’”

Watch the clip above.

“The View” airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET on ABC.

5 White Voice Actors Who Left Their Roles as Animated Characters of Color (Photos)

  • This year, several white voice actors from animated series have decided to forego their roles as characters of color in order for them to be recast, in some cases, to actors of color. Here are some examples of shows where this happened, from “Big Mouth” to “The Simpsons.”

  • Hank Azaria as Apu and Carl on “The Simpsons”

    Azaria confirmed to reporters at Winter TCA earlier this year that he will no longer do the voice of Indian American convenience-store proprietor Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on “The Simpsons.” Film producer Adi Shankar previously said that the show plans to drop the character altogether. Azaria also did the voice of Carl, who was voiced by Alex Désert in its last season premiere.

    Fox

  • Jenny Slate as Missy on “Big Mouth”

    The comedian said that “Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people” when she gave up the role of Missy on the Netflix animated series. Ayo Edebiri has since taken over the role. 

    Netflix

  • Mike Henry as Cleveland Brown on “Family Guy”

    Henry said that “persons of color should voice characters of color” when he stepped down from the role, which he’d voiced since 1999, in June. Arif Zahir has been recast in the role.

    Fox

  • Kristen Bell as Molly on “Central Park”

    Bell stepped down from her role as Molly, a mixed-race character on the Apple TV+ show, in June. She will be recast into a new role and the role of Molly is intended to be given to a Black or mixed-race actress.

    Apple TV+

  • David Herman as Marshmallow on “Bob’s Burgers”

    Creator Loren Bouchard agreed to recast this Black transgender character after a Twitter user made the request in June. Marshmallow had been voiced by David Herman, who also voices the characters Phillip Frond, Mr. Branca, and Trev on the Fox cartoon.

    Fox

  • We should also note that Alison Brie expressed regret at having played Vietnamese American character Diane Nguyen on “Bojack Horseman” and apologized after the series ended earlier this year. 

    Netflix

From Jenny Slate on “Big Mouth” to Hank Azaria on “The Simpsons”

This year, several white voice actors from animated series have decided to forego their roles as characters of color in order for them to be recast, in some cases, to actors of color. Here are some examples of shows where this happened, from “Big Mouth” to “The Simpsons.”

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