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Whoopi Goldberg politicized the tragic mass shooting at a gay bar that left 5 people dead in Colorado over the weekend.

A 22-year-old gunman shot and killed 5 people and wounded 25 at Q Club in Colorado Springs on Saturday night.

The suspect was pistol whipped with his own gun by 2 patrons inside the bar. He is currently hospitalized with unknown injuries.

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Goldberg returned to The View on Monday after recovering from another COVID infection.

Goldberg dismissed Lauren Boebert’s “prayers” for the shooting victims.

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Goldberg, 67, politicized the shooting by blaming the massacre on Republicans like Boebert who promote traditional family values, which Goldberg referred to as “rhetoric”.

“Others folks are saying… an AR-15 style rifle was the weapon of choice,” Goldberg said. “And… this is what rhetoric brings. Words matter. Words matter. And people like Lauren Boebert who, you know, has been in the forefront of dissing LGBTQ+ people, is now saying her prayers and thoughts go with the families.”

“Well, they don’t really need your prayers and thoughts,” Whoopi added. “They needed your votes. That’s what they needed.” Goldberg clarified that she wasn’t putting down Christianity.

Boebert, 35, is the U.S. representative for Colorado’s 3rd congressional district. She opposes the Equality Act and same-sex marriage.

On her campaign website, Boebert said that she is against “efforts to redefine marriage as anything other than the union of one man and one woman”.

The born-again Christian barely won reelection during the midterms. She edged out Democrat Adam Frisch by 50.08% to 49.92%.