Black, Latino Republicans denounce 'The View' co-host Sunny Hostin over on-air remarks

"Conservative ideals like faith, liberty, community, and life transcend race, sex, and religion," Ben Carson said.

Updated: May 7, 2022 - 12:09am

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Black and Latino Republicans slammed "The View" co-host Sunny Hostin after a Friday in which she claimed Black Republicans were an "oxymoron" and said she didn't understand how Black and Latino Americans could support the GOP.

"I feel like that's an oxymoron, a Black Republican," Hostin said to guest host Lindsey Granger after she identified herself as a Republican, according to Fox News. "I don't understand Black Republicans and I don't understand Latino Republicans," she further asserted.

Hostin was born to a Puerto Rican mother and Black American father.

Hostin's remarks drew swift condemnation from minority leaders on the right, including former presidential candidate and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson who described Hostin's mindset as a "relic of Jim Crow," Fox reported.

"Conservative ideals like faith, liberty, community, and life transcend race, sex, and religion. More Americans are coming to that realization and that is why the left is so scared," he went on.

Texas Republican House candidate Mayra Flores excoriated Hostin on Friday, saying "That's racism right there, when someone tells you because of the color of your skin, because of where you're from, you have to think a certain way," according to Fox.

Among Hostin's other critics, Fox highlighted Republican National Committee spokesperson Paris Dennard, Indiana GOP House candidate Jennifer-Ruth Green, and Florida GOP Rep. Byron Donalds.

Donalds, in particular, offered to appear on the program to explain his position to Hostin.