Leading anti-gun activist and actor Alec Baldwin made headlines around the world when he shot two people on the set of his movie in October. Since that time, investigators have been working to figure out exactly what happened.
Baldwin says he was given a hot gun and he never even fired the shot that killed Halyna Hutchins. Investigators want to get a closer look at the events of that day and aren’t taking his story at face value.
Baldwin says he’s cooperating fully with the investigation, but his behavior appears to tell a different story.
The Baldwin Case Stalls
Baldwin has said he’s going along completely with the investigation of what happened on the set of Rust in late October in New Mexico.
Specifically, investigators want to get a look at his cellphone to see if it gives any more details about exactly how he ended up shooting two people and killing one while filming the movie.
Baldwin’s wild shot killed Halyna Hutchins, an up-and-coming film industry professional who was helping on set and it also injured the director of the film, Joel Souza.
According to Baldwin, the reason the case is stalled is just about lining up New York law with New Mexico law. He says it has nothing to do with him wanting to put the brakes on the investigation or hide what happened.
Skeptical observers have questioned exactly what is going on, and to what extent New Mexico and New York police are working together – and why – at this point?
Alec Baldwin is in NYC – seen in his wife bday video last night.
So why is the Santa Fe sheriff working with police on Long Island to enforce search warrant for his cell phone ? pic.twitter.com/6yh0terZQM
— Emily Miller (@emilymiller) January 8, 2022
It Gets Stranger
The truth is Baldwin’s behavior since the shooting has been very bizarre.
He cried it out with Democrat operative George Stephanopoulos on a feel-good interview and said strange things to the media. His wife, Hilaria Baldwin, has also made some odd statements about the tragic occurrence.
Donald Trump Jr. recently joked that Baldwin is trying to set up an “insanity defense” by putting out garbled and nonsensical statements about the case.
Most recently, Baldwin put out a video saying he is “demanding” the investigation find out the truth of why there was a hot gun on set and how Hutchins got killed by it. Then, he wanders off into a defense of his actions, saying he’s “complying” completely and he’s sick of right-wing “hate” spreading lies about him.
According to Baldwin, there is some kind of parallel between those who rioted on January 6 and those who are upset about him shooting two people.
Liberal logic never ceases to amaze…
Apparently Alec Baldwin is setting up an insanity defense!!! https://t.co/AxkuH9KGGY
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 9, 2022
The Bottom Line
The public deserves answers about what happened on the set of Rust.
Hutchins’ family especially deserves answers. Baldwin needs to stop making excuses and comply fully with the investigation so we can get real answers as soon as possible.