Dan Bongino, the host of the syndicated conservative talk radio show The Dan Bongino Show and Unfiltered with Dan Bongino on Fox News, went on the attack, calling Joy Behar a “dumb fraud” after she made shocking claims on daytime television.
During an episode of The View, the panel was discussing the January 6 Capitol riot and remarks made by Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, who said he wasn’t worried about pro-Donald Trump insurrectionists but would have been worried if they were radical leftist protesters like Antifa. “I knew those were people who love this country, that truly respect law enforcement, would never do anything to break the law, so I wasn’t concerned,” Johnson said.
Joy Behar was obviously upset by Johnson’s comments and made it known. “If I was surrounded by people carrying weapons, people erecting nooses, screaming ‘hang Mike Pence,’ bludgeoning a police officer to death, I might be a little scared,” Behar said. “But Ron? No, he’s not scared of those people, he’s scared of this fictitious idea of Antifa. A thing that doesn’t even exist.” Even when challenged that Antifa does exist, Behar refused to back down. “It’s an idea, it’s not a real thing,” she said.
Dan Bongino heard about Behar’s remarks while on The Sean Hannity Show, and he decided to speak out. “You know fictitious entities don’t put people in body bags,” he said. “And that’s what happened in Oregon when a Patriot Prayer member was killed by a member of Antifa,” he furthered.
“Joy Behar doesn’t know that. Joy Behar is frankly kinda dumb,” Bongino declared. “So, she probably doesn’t read the newspaper. But she may want to read that obituary of that man who was killed by the ‘fictitious entity’ who killed him, a known Antifa supporter. Joy Behar’s triple digits IQ is fictitious, not Antifa.”
Bongino then explained his philosophy about conservatives who protest. “This concept isn’t hard,” he said. “Conservatives have an emergency brake on their behavior. That emergency brake is ‘faith, family, and big R God-given rights.’ This may be a shocker to liberals but we don’t wanna take away your freedom of speech, and we certainly don’t wanna attack you for it…Listen to me and listen to me clearly: radical leftists are obsessed with power and violence, and have no emergency brake on their behavior at all. They don’t give a damn about God-given rights at all.”
At that point, Sean Hannity played a clip of Joy Behar lamenting the prospect that her home state of New York might elect a Republican governor. “I don’t want a Republican coming in there and turning over some of these policies,” Behar said. “And then exonerating or pardoning Trump who is going to be indicted.”
Dan Bongino was stunned by Behar’s remarks. “Did you just listen to what she just said?” the radio personality asked. “Is that even sane? Is this woman even of planet earth?” Bongino continued dressing down Behar and radical leftists. “This is painful to watch,” he said about Behar’s rant on The View. “These people have no principles. These are the same people, the same Democrats, who park their boats in Rhode Island to avoid paying taxes. These are the same people who swear government healthcare is a panacea and then argue to get Obamacare not applied to them while they’re in Congress. They’re nothing but frauds.”
Additionally, Bongino posted on his Facebook page a resurfaced video that he says is very relevant regarding “radical leftist” protesters. “I want you to watch this and remember as you look around at the chaos in blue cities across the country: they WANTED chaos,” he wrote. “This is some of the most raw emotional TV I have ever seen.”
Bongino said that the Sean Hannity interview of Horace Lorenzo Anderson Sr, whose 19-year-old son was shot and killed inside the infamous Seattle’s Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone in 2020, touched anyone who saw it. According to Fox News, “At one point in the interview, Hannity became emotional as Anderson described the daily trauma of waking up to the realization that his son is no longer alive.”
“I wake up in the morning … I look for my son in the morning,” Anderson said. “He’s not there no more. You know what I’m saying? It’s like I go in there, I’m kissing a picture. He’s not there. You’re taking away generations. You’re taking away our youth. You are taking away, my son never had a chance to have another child. My grandbaby would never be … that’s a generation taken from me.”
“I understand Black Lives Matter and everything that’s going on,” Anderson said at another point in the interview. “But that’s not my movement right now. My movement is [to] let them know that was my son.” Despite his grief, Anderson told Hannity, “I am being a Christian now, in my heart” as he tries to lead his family through this time of tragedy. “Everything is in God’s hands now,” he said. “God’s going to take care of it, I feel like … God is going to take care of me and he is going to take care of my son.”
According to the Seattle Times, “Lorenzo Anderson was shot multiple times early June 20  near what was a boundary of the CHOP zone before it was cleared by police July 1.” Thankfully, after being on the lam for over one year, officials in Washington state arrested Marcel Long in the killing of Lorenzo Anderson, who was a special needs teenager. “A Black special needs teenager lost his life because of the negligent and incompetent actions and inactions of the city of Seattle, County of King, and the state of Washington,” the Anderson family attorney said. “Lorenzo was let down in both life and death by these entities.”