The View Co-Hosts Defend Joe Biden For Standing By His Granddaughter's Wedding Request

Naomi Biden, the granddaughter of President Joe Biden, tied the knot last week at the White House (via People). With 250 close friends and family at the ceremony, Naomi and her new husband, Peter Neal, exchanged vows on the house's south lawn. "There's just such beauty and history in this place, and we really wanted to honor that," Naomi told Vogue about her White House nuptials. Although, holding a wedding at the home of the United States president wasn't a simple task. "It's hard to ask people for their social security number with their RSVP," the bride added.

Before the ceremony, it was clear that the press would not attend. However, Vogue was given the exclusive scoop on the scene, shooting photos and conducting an interview (via Business Insider) — a decision that left several White House reporters deeply disappointed.

While some may have been upset with the Biden family's choice to include Vogue and no other media outlets, they got some support from the cast of "The View."

The View co-hosts agreed with the Biden family

According to Business Insider, some members of the media were unhappy with President Joe Biden's granddaughter, Naomi Biden, for allowing Vogue to cover the ceremony after claiming the press would not be invited. However, a few co-hosts of "The View" defended the family's decision. 

During the show's Nov. 23 episode, Joy Behar said, "This is a bunch of baloney and what they said was 'this is a private event ... we're giving it to Vogue.'" Meanwhile, Whoppi Goldberg also chimed in, adding, "I thought this was about the bride ... she's not a public figure ... she's not somebody's face whose face you know. It's a private affair and you didn't get to go."

"They were guaranteed a Vogue photographer, who would pass that up?" co-host Sara Haines added, before Goldberg pointed out that the Biden's "paid for" the White House wedding. "The president and his wife paid for this ... the taxpayers didn't pay for this wedding."

Concluding the segment, Alyssa Farah Griffin also suggested that "Hunter Biden's daughter" might not want the press in attendance to avoid tricky questioning. "You'd have the press there and they wouldn't be shouting questions at the father of the bride. So I totally get from the bride's perspective why you wouldn't have wanted them there," she commented.