Weiss famously shocked the media industry earlier this year when she quit the Times, saying she was bullied by colleagues in an “illiberal environment,” weeks after declaring there was a “civil war” inside the paper.
Weiss joined “The View” as a guest co-host with Joy Behar off and Meghan McCain on maternity leave.
The bickering started when Hostin said that Amy Coney Barrett’s addition to the Supreme Court is going to alter the way the court looks, noting that some Democrats want to add additional seats.
“We all know that the Republican Party has been packing the Supreme Court for decades,” Hostin said. “They’ve been packing the judiciary for decades. Trump has put now, three Justices on the Supreme Court and dozens and dozens of judges on the federal judiciary, so I think what we’re going to see is, perhaps, Democrats unpacking the Supreme Court so that there is more of a balance.”
Weiss responded with a lesson on what packing the court really means.
“Packing the court is about adding more justices to the bench, which is something like AOC and Ilhan Omar are advocating for. Packing the court doesn’t mean appointing justices that some people don’t like. I think that’s really where the debate is,” Weiss said before condemning Democratic nominee Joe Biden for refusing to say if he plans to pack the court.