Indiana congressional candidate Jennifer-Ruth Green had something to say after ‘The View’ co-host Sunny Hostin called black Republicans an “oxymoron.”
Ms Green, who won Tuesday’s GOP primary in the race for the state’s first congressional district, took to social media on Friday to make herself known to the liberal commentator.
“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,” he tweeted. Ms. Green, a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate who served as a counterintelligence mission commander during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
“I just wanted to run,” said Ms Green, who is up against Democratic Rep. Frank Mrvan in the November election.
Her comment came shortly after Ms Hostin challenged guest host Lindsey Granger to be a black Republican.
“I feel like that’s an oxymoron: a black Republican,” Ms. Hostin said on ABC-TV’s talkfest.
She also tussled with co-host Ana Navarro, another Republican, saying, “I don’t understand black Republicans and I don’t understand Latino Republicans.”
Hi, @sunny. I am black and a proud republican.
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
— Jennifer-Ruth Green (@JenRuthGreen) May 6, 2022
Ms Green was not the only black Republican to push back. Jeremy Hunt, GOP primary candidate for Georgia’s second congressional district, called the comment “emblematic of the current situation of progressive elites”.
“They think black people and Latinos, that we somehow owe our vote to nothing more than the color of our skin. It’s insulting, it’s disrespectful,” Mr. Hunt said on Fox News Primetime.
He said minority voters are “waking up and realizing, why are we voting for liberal elites who don’t care about our values?
Georgia congressional candidate Jeremy Hunt reacts to The View’s Sunny Hostin saying a black Republican is an oxymoron:
“It’s insulting. It’s disrespectful.” pic.twitter.com/OPPwTS5thS
— The Post-Millennium (@TPostMillennial) May 6, 2022
Rep. Byron Donalds, Florida Republican, Free to appear on the show to explain the situation to Ms. Hostin.
“What’s not to understand, @sunny?” Mr. Donalds tweeted. “Maybe @TheView would like to invite me over so I can explain to them why I’m a black Republican.”
Democrats have long been accused of taking the black vote for granted.
During the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, Joe Biden took heat when he told radio host Charlamagne tha God, “if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you don’t ‘re not black.”
Mr Biden then backtracked, saying he was “too cavalier”.