"The View" co-star Joy Behar ripped the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Tuesday, saying Republicans have a "penchant for Nazis."
Behar made the comments while "The View" hosts discussed Mona Charen — a conservative analyst and commentator — who hit Republicans during a panel at CPAC last weekend for being "hypocrites" on the issues of sexual misconduct and far-right groups.
Behar praised Charen's speech, adding that conservatives aren't tough enough on Nazi sentiments.
"There's this penchant for Nazis now, you know with Charlottesville and the neos, and 'they're good guys on both sides,' and now Marion Le Pen," Behar said on Monday, referring to CPAC's invitation to the far-right French politician as well as comments made by President TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Korea conducts potential 6th missile test in a month Kemp leading Perdue in Georgia gubernatorial primary: poll US ranked 27th least corrupt country in the world MORE after a rally in Charlottesville, Va., organized by far-right leaders turned violent.
"It's like a lot of the people in the Republican party that I remember, Bill Buckley, who fought in World War II, Bill Kristol, those people who are so anti-Nazi are appalled by what's going on right now within this party," she continued.
Co-host Meghan McCain responded, agreeing that there are "indefensible" positions among conservatives that put Republican women, and those who aren't staunch supporters of Trump, in a tough spot.
Critics have attacked various speakers and remarks made at CPAC last week.
CPAC communications director Ian Walters faced backlash after he said former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele was elected to the position because he is black.
“We elected Mike Steele as chairman because he was a black guy; that was the wrong thing to do,” Walters said.
Steele hit back at the comments, saying Walters's remarks underscore a tense relationship with race within the GOP.
"It’s the groupthink that has emerged within the party that has now poisoned the national dialogue," Steele said on his SiriusXM show "Steele & Ungar."