Ana Navarro, a co-host on ABC’s “The View,” claimed on Monday that a person being black or Hispanic does not mean that they can’t become a white supremacist.
Navarro made the remarks after fellow leftist co-host Sunny Hostin said that the Latino male who killed several people at a mall in Texas over the weekend was a white supremacist.
“But this shooter who happened to be Hispanic and Latino, which is very bizarre to me, had a white supremacy moniker on him,” Hostin said, before noting that FBI Director Christopher Wray has said that white supremacist violence is a serious threat in the U.S.
“We all have to remember that the head of the Proud Boys, his name is Enrique Tarrio,” Navarro said. “The Proud Boys is a white nationalist group. Look, being Hispanic or being black does not, or being anything, does not make you immune from being racist, from being radicalized, from being a white supremacist, from being evil, from being homicidal. And we are seeing it over and over again. There are people, you know, they they don’t see themselves as what they are.”
Navarro doubled down on her claim online when a clip of her remarks garnered significant attention.
“WHERE IS THE LIE?” Navarro tweeted. “The former leader of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, convicted last week of seditious conspiracy, is Afro-Latino. Having Hispanic blood or Black blood does not mean you cannot fancy yourself a white-nationalist, and spread hate.”
“Being Hispanic or being black or being anything does not make you immune from being … a white supremacist” – Ana Navarro. pic.twitter.com/Mjvh6PbNju
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) May 8, 2023