“The View” discussed on Monday the return to the airwaves of Jeffrey Toobin as CNN’s Legal Chief. Host Whoopi Goldberg asked Ana Navarro is she was surprised to see Toobin back on the air?
Navarro, who claims to be a conservative, said that she wasn’t surprised that Toobin was back on the air, but blasted the interview as “embarrassing” and “humiliating.”
“I kept thinking to myself, if I have to go on live TV and explain to the nation why I masturbated… I think I’d rather go sell avocado’s under I95, then get my job back on TV,” continued Navarro. “I think some instances of sexual harassment are black and white. Some instances are more nuanced. In this case, he was not sexually harassing anybody. He didn’t have the intent to sexually harass somebody. He was sexually harassing himself. Maybe he was on a phone call. It was an accidental exposure.
“I also think CNN is a for profit business. If viewers don’t like it, then they should make their views known. If they want to have some grace, if they want to say we’re not going to cancel a guy because he made a stupid mistake, I think his bigger problem is, frankly, with himself, with his family, with his wife than it is with his CNN colleagues, because it was not something that was done to us. It was something stupid, horrific, kinky, freaky that he did. But it wasn’t something he was trying to do to us, his CNN colleagues.