Sunny Hostin Says Rittenhouse ‘Wouldn’t Be Alive Now’ If He Was Black

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Sunny Hostin claimed Monday that Kyle Rittenhouse “wouldn’t be alive now” if he was black during a broadcast of ABC News’ “The View.”

Fellow co-host Joy Behar asked Hostin if Rittenhouse would be freed if he was a black person, to which Hostin replied, “No, he wouldn’t be alive now.” (RELATED: Rittenhouse Lawyer Calls Out CNN And MSNBC For Lying About Kyle)


Hostin also said she did not believe that Rittenhouse’s actions were a clear case of self-defense.

“I think that when you certainly go to a place with an AR-15-style weapon, and you shoot someone and you’re running away from that shooting and people are running after you because they think you’re an active shooter, I don’t know that that is a cut and dry self-defense case as to second person and the third person,” Hostin said.

“This is sort of a bellwether of where we are as a country,” Hostin continued, “When you have people now, I think, that will be afraid to exercise their constitutional right to protest. Because now this country, really, has said, because so many people are very supportive of this young man, Kyle Rittenhouse, as this hero of the Second Amendment, as this hero of self-defense, and I think people now will think, well, someone can legally come to a protest and under the cover of law, kill me.”

Rittenhouse was brought to court for fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, as well as for wounding Gaige Grosskreutz, on Aug. 25, 2020. He was acquitted of all charges Friday