Going on to draw an allusion to Nazi Germany, Behar argued, “There were Germans in Germany at that time who did not speak up because they were like, ‘Well maybe it’ll go away,’ and they were quiet. And then when it became full-blown Nazism and Jews and other people were being thrown in concentration camps, it was too late for them.”
“So now is the time for people to speak up. Every time someone makes an antisemitic remark or a racist statement, you must say something about it,” Behar said.
Navarro added, “Whenever you see bigotry of this level, you can’t let it go. You can’t pretend that you didn’t see it. You have to condemn it regardless of party, regardless of politics.”
“We know these folks are out there, and now they’re in the light. So you have a decision to make: where do you stand? Because if they come for one, they’re coming for all,” said Goldberg to end the segment.
Later in the show, the hosts issued an on-air legal note.
“The conservative group Turning Point USA has condemned the group of neo-Nazis and said they have nothing to do with the organization,” said Haines.
Behar chimed in, “Yeah, but where was DeSantis, is what I want to know.”
“But you let them in,” Goldberg added. “You let them in and you knew what they were. So you are complicit.”
Following a commercial break, the group offered a second legal disclaimer.
“I want to make a quick clarification about the neo-Nazis at the Turning Point event,” Goldberg said. “They were outside protesters. My point was more metaphorical that you embraced them at your thing, I felt.”
“They were not in the building,” Goldberg reiterated. However, Behar interjected, “No, but you know what? If this so-called Antifa, who are anti-fascist—that’s what Antifa stands for—would go there and protest, then Antifa would get a bad reputation.”
Goldberg cut Behar off, saying, “Right, but that’s not—Let me just make sure that everybody understands. Because, you know, misunderstanding what people say is very big. So we want to make sure you know: I know they were not in the building, but they were in the mix of people at the thing.”