‘The Talk’: Does Sheryl Underwood Vote Republican?

The Talk has had plenty of memorable moments since it first launched in 2010, thanks in large part to its ever-changing panel of co-hosts. Comedian Sheryl Underwood has been a part of the show for a decade now and has provided a voice for Black Republicans on a mainstream talk show. And with three presidential elections having gone by during her Talk tenure, Underwood hasn’t been silent about who she’s voted for.

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Comedian Sheryl Underwood attends the 4th Annual CBS Television Studios Summer Soirhasee at Palihouse on June 2, 2016 in West Hollywood, California | David Livingston/Getty Images

Sheryl Underwood is a longtime host of ‘The Talk’

Sheryl Underwood joined The Talk back in 2011 in its second season after the departures of Leah Remini, Holly Robinson Peete, and Melissa Jaret Winokur.

Prior to joining The Talk, Underwood enjoyed a lengthy career as a comedian dating back to the late 1980s. Underwood’s profile as a comedian continued to grow throughout the ’90s and ’00s; she was also a well-known radio personality.

Elaine Welteroth, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, and Amanda Kloots
The Talk co-hosts (L-R) Elaine Welteroth, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, and Amanda Kloots | Randee St. Nicholas/CBS via Getty Images

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Sheryl Underwood is a registered Republican

Underwood has made no secret about being a lifelong Republican in the past. But despite belonging to what has become the party of QAnon and other conspiracy theories, Underwood denounces everything that the Republican Party has become today.

Underwood’s disdain of Republican politics actually didn’t stem from the Trump era, but back during the Bush years. Back in 2008, Underwood appeared on The View (another all-female talk show and arguably The Talk‘s predecessor) to talk about Black Republicans and why they should vote for Barack Obama in the presidential election.

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Comedian Sheryl Underwood attends the press room for the 2016 Daytime Emmy Awards at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel on May 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California | Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

Sheryl Underwood campaigned for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

Underwood supported Obama in 2008 and in his re-election campaign in 2012. In 2016, she campaigned and voted for Hillary Clinton and urged everyone to do the same “because we have to protect the legacy of President Obama.” She said simply of Donald Trump: “He can’t win.”

In 2020, she reaffirmed her position against Trump as he ran for re-election against current president Joe Biden. When Republican followers of hers on Twitter told her that she was making a mistake and that Trump was the best choice for America, she was honest with her response.

“I am a Republican who is watch[ing] the party march off a cliff… Following Trump,” she said in a tweet. “We don’t stand for things we use to… that looks more like the current version of communism to me!”

She called herself “an old-school Republican” and emphasized that she doesn’t recognize what the Republican Party has become. “The party now is not the party I believe in,” she said in another tweet. “Go B.L.U.E…Be Loud, United & Engaged!”