Joy Behar blames Ohio Trump supporters for toxic train derailment disaster: ‘That’s who you voted for!’

Joy Behar blamed Trump supporters for the train derailment in Ohio by linking the toxic disaster on the relaxation of safety regulations during the Trump administration.

“The View” co-hosts were discussing the plight of the residents and dueling visits to the affected area by former President Donald Trump and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg when Behar launched into her rant.

“Can we talk about regulations for a second?” she interrupted. “Because it seems to me that Republicans are obsessed with this notion of the free market and they don’t like a lot of regulations.”

“Because it means profit. When you deregulate, you get profit,” interjected co-host Sara Haines.

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“Yeah! I know, but for example, there were very few plane crashes, thank God!” Behar continued. “And that’s because the industry is highly regulated. We have to pay for regulations and safety standards, otherwise, where are we? We’re all gonna go up in flames!”

Co-host Alyssa Farrah Griffin pointed out that Norfolk Southern lobbied Democrats as well as Republicans in order to deregulate train carriers, but Behar went on to blame Trump supporters.

“I don’t know why they would ever vote for him, for somebody, who, by the way, he placed somebody with deep ties to the chemical industry in charge of the EPA’s chemical safety office,” Behar said.

“That’s who you voted for in that district!” she yelled while pointing into the camera.

“Donald Trump, who reduces all safety. He did in those days,” she added.

She went on to reject another point from Griffin, who said President Joe Biden made a mistake by not showing up in East Palestine to console the residents.

“They need to look past the photo ops, these people, and say, ‘Who’s doing the job here?’ Forget about the photo ops!” she concluded.

The train transporting hazardous chemicals derailed on Feb. 3 in East Palestine, Ohio. While federal officials have been organizing a response to the disaster, local residents are reporting dead animals, polluted waterways, and health issues.

Buttigieg has also blamed deregulation under the Trump administration for the derailment in Ohio. In an interview on CNBC, he appeared to downplay the disaster by citing the statistic that there are about 1,000 train derailments in the United States on a yearly basis.

While some deregulation was implemented during the Trump administration, those policies appeared unrelated to the cause of the Ohio derailment according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Here’s the video of Behar’s comments:

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