Whoopi Goldberg said that she was dissatisfied with the way viewers reacted to her interview with Ann Romney.
Romney appeared on "The View" during the 2012 presidential election and answered questions about her family. Goldberg asked if her husband, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, did not serve in the military due to his Mormon faith. Romney shot down the question quickly, stating that many members of the Mormon faith serve in the armed forces. Her husband and her sons did not because they went on Mormon missions.
Goldberg was defended by some members of the media, including MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell. She was also harshly criticized by Romney supporters.
On Wednesday, Goldberg appeared on her "View" co-host's Current TV program, "Joy Behar: Say Anything!" When Behar asked Goldberg about the interview moment, Goldberg responded candidly. She said she really had always thought members of the Mormon faith did not fight due to religious reasons, but Romney corrected her.
Goldberg said, "[Romney] basically said, ‘We all serve in our own way,’ which I thought was a reasonable response."
She continued, "I was really incensed that people thought I was just messing with her. I didn't feel that way, and I don't think she felt that way. I think she understood what I was asking because it's a big deal. We've got two wars, and if you're potentially the first lady, you're going to have to deal with this."
"Her people were annoyed," Behar said, speaking of Romney's aides.
"Well I don't care that her people were annoyed. I know that it's a reasonable question that we've asked everybody, since I've been there, we've asked them about it...I mean come on, this is what we do," Goldberg said.