Guest America Ferrara says everything going on right now "feel[s] like a prequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale.'"
Everyone on "The View" had their eyes glued to Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford spoke under oath about the sexual assault she allegedly experienced in high school.
Her testimony was followed by a fiery response from Kavanaugh, who defiantly attempted to clear his "good name" while calling the allegations against him a form of "character assassination."
The reaction from the women on "The View" was unanimous: there should be further investigation into the allegations and Kavanaugh should not be confirmed today.
"I think there are still way too many questions and way too many emotions to rush this," said Abby Huntsman. "This is the most important position, one of the, we're going to have representing all of us, representing this country, you want to get it right."
Huntsman went on to call yesterday's events "a sad day for this country on so many levels," before admitting she felt bad for both parties involved. "My heart went out to him too," she explained. "I know it's not the popular thing to say, because today's environment is you gotta pick a side, you've gotta believe one or the other and I did feel for both yesterday. I think the fact that if you find her at all credible, that is enough to say you can't push this forward."
Joy Behar said the only thing the Republicans on the Supreme Court are worried about is that "white people are going to lose all their power." She added that they don't "care if she's lying or not lying or he's lying. They just want to hold onto their power."
She then went so far as to say "pretty soon we'll be like South Africa, apartheid, where 10% of white people were running the country." That was a notion Whoopi Goldberg was quick to shut down, saying, "that may be the trajectory we're on, that's not where we're going."
Sunny Hostin added she was "disgusted" to see sexual assault become a partisan issue, before throwing her support firmly behind Ford.
"I've interviewed hundreds of victims of sexual assault, I know how hard it is for them to come forward, that woman was 100%, 150% credible, she was telling the truth, in my view," she said. "When he came up, I did not find him as credible. I think credibility, candor and character and impartiality are the most important qualities for a Supreme Court justice and he doesn't have those."
Speaking about Kavanaugh's rage, they all said that if he was truly angry and wanted to clear his name, he should be on board for a full investigation
"If you are so innocent, if you are so upset about your name being sullied, then have the FBI investigate it," said Hostin. "That way, if you do ascend to the Supreme Court, the highest court in this land, it is untainted, it is unsullied and you can walk on that court with your head high. He cannot do that now."
Goldberg also criticized Kavanaugh for his contentious exchange over "blacking out" with Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, an exchange he later apologized for.
"You kinda want them to have conversations with each other, I think this would be a very difficult man to have a conversation with if you say something he doesn't like," she added.
"Superstore" actress America Ferrera joined the panel later in the show, where she agreed with Behar. "They're keeping their eye on that prize, how do they keep that room looking like that," she said. "The only power that we the people have in this moment is to change what that view looks like."
After urging people to take their anger to the voting booth, she added, "Doesn't this feel like the prequel to 'The Handmaids Tale'?"
"This is it. You ask yourself, How did it get that bad? This is it. It didn't happen in the dark, it didn't happen in a basement. It happened in plain sight, for all of us to see. They will make everything legal, they will take away our rights and they'll actually take away the importance of our vote so we better start using it before we don't have it [anymore]."