Joy Behar shocks ‘The View’ co-hosts with accusation against DA who charged Alec Baldwin — and it’s not even true

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Joy Behar actually suggested on “The View” Friday that a New Mexico prosecutor criminally charged Alec Baldwin because she is a “big Republican.”

“The DA who is indicting him, or whatever the legal term is right now, she’s a big Republican. I’m only saying this because Alec Baldwin is a target for Republicans,” Behar said. “They cannot stand him.

“I’m not saying anything more than that,” Behar boasted, throwing her hands into the air with a smirk on her face.

As Behar was making her accusation, the camera panned out and showed the reaction of co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin and guest co-host Rachel Lindsay. Both women were obviously disgusted at the claim. They rolled their eyes and immediately challenged it.

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Other than to posture Baldwin as a victim, it’s not clear why Behar would attack the prosecutor who charged him.

In fact, contrary to Behar’s claim, New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies is not a “big Republican” — she is a registered Democrat.

Carmack-Altwies announced Thursday criminal charges against Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed over the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust” in 2021. Both were charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter.

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Earlier in the episode, Behar appeared to defend Baldwin by absolving him of responsibility for checking the on-set firearms for live ammunition.

But as Griffin pointed out, Baldwin appeared to have demonstrated a significant amount of “negligence” leading up to the shooting of Hutchins, which is why Carmack-Altwies ultimately brought charges against him.

Moreover, Lindsay, an attorney, added that Carmack-Altwies must believe she has a significant shot of winning in court because she likely would not have brought charges against him given the high-profile nature of the case unless the evidence against Baldwin is overwhelming.

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