Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of “The View,” was forced into an awkward on-air explanation after making a gay marriage joke directed at Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.
The 66-year-old comedian suggested she’d have to quit the show following the segment, which began by discussing Graham’s proposed federal 15-week abortion ban.
The South Carolina congressman had quite recently discussed abortion by taking the stance that “states should decide the issue of abortion.”
The ladies of “The View” were having a discussion on the matter with White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
“Senator Graham had said maybe about a month ago, early August, that he believes when it comes to marriage, when it comes to abortion, it’s for states to decide,” Jean-Pierre said. “So, Senator Graham, what changed?”
“Maybe he’s getting married,” Goldberg quipped.
Again alluding to gay marriage, she continued: “Do it quick, because I know people are fooling around with our marriage rights, wherever you stand.”