Black Republicans Torch 'The View' Host Sunny Hostin for Claiming They Don’t Exist
'Woke' host faces backlash after ignorant comment
Host of "The View" Sunny Hostin drew massive backlash after claiming Black Republicans were an “oxymoron.”
Indiana congressional candidate Jennifer-Ruth Green, who won Tuesday’s GOP primary in the race for the state’s First Congressional District, blasted Hostin on social media.
“Hi, @sunny. I’m Black and a proud Republican. I was raised to love America and value the principles of faith, family, personal responsibility, and service to country,” tweeted Green, a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate who served as a mission commander for counterintelligence during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Hi, @sunny. I'm Black and a proud Republican.— Jennifer-Ruth Green (@JenRuthGreen) May 6, 2022
I was raised to love America and value the principles of faith, family, personal responsibility, and service to country.
I just wanted to introduce myself. https://t.co/YjRXWTyRBq
“I just wanted to introduce myself,” said Green, who faces Democratic Rep. Frank Mrvan in the November election.
Her comment came shortly after Hostin challenged guest host Lindsey Granger for being a Black Republican.
“I feel like that’s an oxymoron: a Black Republican,” said Hostin on the ABC-TV talkfest.
She also sparred with co-host Ana Navarro, another Republican, saying:
“I don’t understand Black Republicans, and I don’t understand Latino Republicans," Hostin said.
Meawnhile, Jeremy Hunt, a candidate in the GOP primary for Georgia’s Second Congressional District, called the comment “emblematic of where the progressive elites are right now.”
“They think that Blacks and Latinos, that we somehow owe our vote for nothing more than the color of our skin. It’s insulting, it’s disrespectful,” said Hunt on Fox News Primetime.
He said minority voters are “waking up and realizing, why are we voting for liberal elites who mock our values."
Georgia Congressional candidate Jeremy Hunt reacts to The View's Sunny Hostin saying that a black Republican is an oxymoron:— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) May 6, 2022
"It's insulting. It's disrespectful." pic.twitter.com/OPPwTS5thS
Rep. Byron Donalds, Florida Republican, offered to appear on the show to explain the situation to Hostin.
“What is there not to understand, @sunny?” tweeted Donalds.
“Maybe @TheView would like to invite me on so that I can explain to them why I am Black Republican.”
During the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, Joe Biden took heat when he told nationally syndicated radio host Charlamagne tha God, “if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Biden later backtracked, saying he was “too cavalier.”