- Republican presidential candidate and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott was booed on “The View” after refusing to condemn Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s feud with Disney.
- Scott defended the governor’s stance against what he described as “indoctrination” of children.
- His comments were met with disapproval from the audience, prompting host Whoopi Goldberg to remind the audience to respect differing opinions.
- Scott, currently polling at 3% among potential Republican primary voters, faced further questioning from the hosts about corporations’ involvement in political issues.
Republican presidential candidate and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott faced an uproar from the audience of “The View” on Monday when he defended Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s ongoing dispute with Disney. Scott’s statements about the “indoctrination” of children and refusal to denounce DeSantis’s stance were met with a chorus of boos from the studio audience.
In response to the uproar, Whoopi Goldberg, one of the show’s hosts, requested respect for all opinions. She told the audience, “Do not boo. This is The View. We accept we don’t have to believe everything people say, but you cannot boo people here, please. You cannot do it. Please continue.”
Scott was initially asked by host Ana Navarro if he thought Republicans, specifically DeSantis, were “going too far.” In response, Scott deflected to the issue of corporations, specifically Disney, aligning with what he called the “radical Left.”
The senator did not directly answer whether he believed Disney was part of the “radical Left,” but expressed his concern over the “indoctrination” taking place in culture today. He also criticized corporations’ involvement in political matters, pointing to the Georgia state election law controversy as an example.
Navarro continued to press Scott on the issue of government intervention in the private sector, particularly concerning businesses exercising their First Amendment rights. Scott stated that individuals should exercise their First Amendment rights and if they disagree with a corporation’s stance, they should “stop shopping there.”
Scott’s appearance on “The View” comes as he currently holds a 3% poll rating among potential Republican primary voters, according to Morning Consult. Former President Donald Trump leads the Republican nomination race with a 56% rating.