Whoopi accidentally pitches Jill Biden as surgeon general
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In a slip-up on “The View” Wednesday, Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi GoldbergObama calls on governments to 'do their part' in increasing global vaccine supply Celebs cheer guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin Jill Biden to appear in 'Sesame Street' documentary MORE suggested Jill Biden, who has a doctorate in education, be appointed surgeon general if her husband wins the 2020 presidential election, calling her a “hell of a doctor.” 

The moment came amid a conversation Goldberg and other co-hosts on the show were having about former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenVirginia GOP gubernatorial nominee acknowledges Biden was 'legitimately' elected BuzzFeed News finds Biden's private Venmo account Kid reporter who interviewed Obama dies at 23 MORE’s performance in the Democratic primary after he won multiple states on Super Tuesday. 

“We have to move on about Biden’s big win last night, and this group of people at the table rarely agree on anything, but we were all holding out for Biden and said not to count him out,” co-host Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain: Greene 'behaving like an animal' Cheney fight stokes cries of GOP double standard for women Conservative Club for Growth PAC comes out against Stefanik to replace Cheney MORE said during the discussion. 


“We got a lot of criticism because we said don’t count him out. So 'The View' was a little right — just saying,” she continued.

Then, shortly after the co-hosts began discussing potential running mates for the former vice president with ABC News correspondent Jon Karl, Goldberg began, “I’m hoping Dr. Jill becomes the surgeon general, his wife.”

“Joe Biden’s wife. She would never do it but, yeah, she’s a hell of a doctor. She’s an amazing doctor,” she went on, earning some scattered applause from the audience.

The moment drew brief pauses from some of the co-hosts until Sunny HostinSunny HostinKinzinger: GOP downplaying Capitol riot something 'out of North Korea' CNN and MSNBC legal analyst Midwin Charles dead at 47 Meghan McCain hits back at critics of comments decrying 'identity politics' MORE responded, “She’s a teacher but might be good for [Education Secretary] Betsy DeVosBetsy DeVosProject Veritas surveilled government officials to expose anti-Trump sentiments: report Biden administration reversing Trump ban on pandemic aid for undocumented students Biden taps ex-consumer bureau chief to oversee student loans MORE’s post.” 

“Yes, perfect,” Joy BeharJosephine (Joy) Victoria BeharIvanka Trump doubles down on vaccine push with post celebrating second shot Meghan McCain promises 'consequences' if Republicans oust Cheney Hannity to interview Caitlyn Jenner following gubernatorial announcement MORE cut in soon after.



Goldberg acknowledged the slip-up later during the episode, saying, “I was wrong about his wife. I was wrong, before you start texting and emailing.” 

Jill Biden earned her doctorate in education at the University of Delaware in 2007. She currently teaches English at Northern Virginia Community College and has been outspoken in the past about education issues. 

She also captured attention last month after she declared her husband’s administration would “get rid of Betsy DeVos,” the current secretary of Education, if he succeeds in winning the White House later this year.