“The View” Reacts: Steve Bannon Removed From National Security Council, Devin Nunes Steps Down (VIDEO)

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On Thursday’s “The View,” the co-hosts reacted to Steve Bannon being removed from the National Security Council and Devin Nunes stepping down from the Russia investigation. Watch below.

Bannon was controversially given a seat on the council, despite having no experience with matters of national security, in January. Now three months later, it was revealed on Wednesday that he is no longer serving on the committee. That said, he does remain a senior adviser to President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, on Thursday morning, Nunes announced he was recusing himself from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation on Russia, at least temporarily, amid an ethics probe.

Now on the ABC talk show, Whoopi Goldberg kicked off the live broadcast by announcing, “There’s been some shakeups in the White House.” That was enough to prompt loud cheers from the audience. The moderator then asked her panelists, “Anyone shocked by this?”

“I’m a little shocked that they did what they’re actually supposed to do,” responded Joy Behar. Sara Haines said, “It sounds like they had to do it, but at the same time Nunes is using the accusations against him… as the reason he’s stepping aside temporarily. I’d feel a little better if they said this never should’ve been the way it was.”

Behar then cracked, “He can go back to being a mole for the White House. He still has a job.” And Sunny Hostin asked, “How many people have to step down before we realize there must be something to this Russian probe?” Jedediah Bila also said, “I actually find the Bannon stuff really, really interesting.”

“I know a certain someone that was using ‘President Bannon’ for a while, Whoopi,” Bila said teasingly. She went on to argue, “It’s interesting to see the inner-workings shaking over there.” And since the Nunes move came after a public outcry, she stressed, “Don’t underestimate your power when you see something, when you call your representatives, when you complain. It does have an impact.”

Check out the video below.

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