Sunny Hostin Claims Hispanics Who Vote Republican Go Against Their ‘Own Self Interest’

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin said Friday that Hispanics who vote Republican are going against their “own self-interest.”

The panel discussed former White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s remarks during an interview Thursday in which he condemned the alleged treatment of migrants as “political pawns.” Co-host Ana Navarro criticized Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for arranging for 50 migrants to voluntarily board a flight to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

“I’m a Floridian, as is Jared now, unfortunately. So that’s my taxpayer money that’s being used as a political stunt to schlep immigrants who are fleeing a communist regime like I did from Nicaragua many years ago … Republicans talk every day against communism and against socialism, and yet they have no conscience and no qualms about using victims of communism and socialism as political pawns and political stunts to get the base out, ” Navarro said. “That is inhuman, it is unconscionable, it is heartless, it is cruel — and I will tell you what it is not. It is not Christian.”

“Well that’s what’s so interesting to me that there are so many Latinos that vote Republican, because they vote against their own self-interest,” Hostin said. “If you really are interested in these types of issues, then you’re a Democrat,” Hostin replied.

Despite Hostin’s remarks about Hispanic voters, that demographic has fled the Democratic Party in record numbers in recent years, with former President Donald Trump performing better with Hispanics in 2020 than he did in 2016.

Texas Public Policy Foundation Distinguished Fellow Sherry Sylvester said in March that Trump attracted Hispanic and Latino voters due to his positions on cultural issues, energy, business and taxes. (RELATED: Sunny Hostin Says Being A ‘Black Republican’ Is An ‘Oxymoron’) 

A Wall Street Journal poll conducted in Dec. 2021 found that Hispanic voters were evenly split in their support for Democrats and Republicans, with 37% supporting each party. Hispanic voters were also nearly evenly divided about a hypothetical 2024 rematch between Trump and President Joe Biden, with 43% of respondents favoring Trump and 44% supporting Biden.