The View Goes Off on Jussie Smollett Charges Being Dropped: ‘What the Heck Happened?!’

The hosts of The View today tried to make sense of the latest stunning twist in the Jussie Smollett case––the charges against him being dropped even though the prosecutor still believes him to be guilty.

Sunny Hostin said it was a “little confusing” and it seems “strange” because of how the police department appeared to be blindsided by the whole thing.

“The police department is saying ‘we had enough evidence,’ the prosecution is saying ‘he’s not exonerated, we believed in our case,’ and Jussie’s saying ‘I did nothing wrong I told the truth. So what the heck happened?!” she continued.

Abby Huntsman said if Smollett wasn’t “a well-known person,” it’s doubtful he’d be in this position right now.

Ana Navarro added at one point, “Sometimes people are guilty of criminality but if you can’t prove it, some folks decide not to prosecute. Sound familiar?”

Meghan McCain reminded people of the supposed political nature of the attack in the beginning and how it may have been “more believable” without throwing in the MAGA element.

Joy Behar added that if a real incident like this happens in the future, people aren’t going to believe it. Hostin added that there’s a serious increase in hate crimes across the country that needs to be addressed.

You can watch above, via ABC.

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