Alec Baldwin's well-known political leanings are influencing people's opinions about the fatal incident that happened on the set of "Rust," the actor's brother claims.
While on "The Domenick Nati Show," Daniel Baldwin said Alec is not to blame for accidentally shooting and killing Halyna Hutchins as he rehearsed a scene with a gun. Instead, Alec's sibling is pointing the finger at assistant director Dave Halls and head armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who were in charge of weapons on the set.
"You know Alec's got the name though doesn't he, so let's go ahead and take Alec for his political views and the many, many wonderful things he's done for different charities and people and his wife and let's see if we can't sensationalize this and go after Alec," Daniel said via TMZ. "This is what he faces because he's opinionated and he's strong-headed and he has really staunch views on certain things and those people who don't like him will take advantage of him and persecute his wife. He's a target."
Alec, a Democrat, has made his feelings known about politics, and he constantly ripped former President Donald Trump any chance he could. Likewise, Republicans took every chance they could to shade and belittle Alec. After the shooting, Donald Trump Jr. posted a T-shirt that said, "Guns don't kill people, Alec Baldwin kills people."
Criminal charges have not been ruled out in the shooting death, and involuntary manslaughter charges could be considered.
"All options are on the table. … No one has been ruled out at this point," District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies told reporters at an October press conference.
How live ammunition found its way to the set is at the heart of the prosecutor's investigation.
In an affidavit, Dave, the film's AD, admitted that he didn't thoroughly check the gun before handing it to Alec and announcing that it was safe.