Sunny Hostin Wonders Where the Chaperones Were During Students’ Confrontation with Native American Man

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As more videos have been released concerning an apparent confrontation between Kentucky Catholic schoolboys and a D.C.-based Native American man, the hosts of ABC’s “The View” have weighed in. And perhaps no one has shared her thoughts more passionately than Sunny Hostin.

Footage went viral over the weekend of a group of white teenage boys wearing “Make America Great Again” hats as they appeared to be laughing and chanting as Nathan Phillips beat his drum in front of smiling Covington Catholic High School junior Nick Sandmann at the Lincoln Memorial. Since then, a video taken earlier surfaced showing Black Hebrew Israelites engaging with the students.

All the groups were at the memorial in the nation’s capital for respective rallies, including the March for Life and the Indigenous Peoples March.

In response to the controversy that ensued, which led to the shutdown of campus Tuesday, Hostin placed blame on the teachers who accompanied the students.

“As a practicing Catholic, I just kept on coming back to the same point,” Hostin says on “The View” Jan. 22. “Where were the chaperones? Where were the adults? I thought it was such a teachable moment for everyone there. These were kids. These were 16-year-old kids and I kept thinking you’ve got kids coming from another place, Kentucky. They don’t know D.C.

“You’ve got the Black Israelites really taunting them. They should have been taught, ‘What would Jesus do?’ That’s what Catholics are taught,” she went on. “A chaperone should have said, ‘Don’t engage, don’t engage, move along.’ Instead, the chaperones told them to start this chant.”

As she described what went on, she later acknowledged Sandmann’s statement in which he said he and his fellow students were called “racists” and ”white crackers” by the religious group and that a teacher gave them permission to start chanting “to counter the hateful things that were being shouted at our group.”

“Instead of teaching him as an adult maybe teach him some responsibility, there’s still no teachable moment,” Hostin concluded. “So where are the adults in this teaching, teaching, teaching? No one is there. No one is there. I was just disgusted by the entire thing.”

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