Ana Navarro Unleashes Her Rage On ‘Despicable’ Republican Party Because ‘They Can’t Stand Up’ To Trump – Watch:
Republican strategists and commentators Ana Navarro has been highly critical of her own political party ever since Donald Trump won the presidential election in 2016.
On Thursday, she didn’t hold back when claiming that the Republican party has become “despicable.”
Appearing on CNN, Navarro and Tara Setmayer both agreed that they don’t fault people like Max Boot and Steve Schmidt for abandoning the Republican Party.
Citing Boot’s op-ed, Navarro explained that Republicans have a responsibility to provide a check and balance on the executive branch of government.
“It cannot be this Congress, because they have shown complete and abject failures of checking and being a balance to the obstruction, to the abuse, to the verbal divisiveness,” Navarro said. “They have been completely negligent. So, when you’re voting against the Republican Party, you’re voting for this despicably lame excuse for a party because they can’t stand up for principles, because they can’t stand up to a guy who wasn’t republican a few years ago.”
Setmayer said that as the Bernie Sanders-wing begins to take hold, she doesn’t exactly see her own values align with the Democratic Party. She then claimed that Republicans bailing might be what the GOP needs to find its soul again.
“But part of me looks at what’s happened to the Republican Party and looks at the Trump takeover, which I believe is a perversion of what the Republican Party used to stand for,” she began. “And and I say, ‘Perhaps the only thing that can right the ship is if Democrats take over and Republicans pay a price for this behavior.’ Because they have become hypocrites and this is not good for the political health of this country when you have two parties that are dysfunctional.”
Navarro went on to claim that “Trump apologists” would love nothing more than women of color leaving the party.
“Then they would not have to be confronted with the fact that they had to roll out Republican principles,” she said. “They would love to be able to say, ‘Leave our party!’ Tara is an African-American, and I’m a hispanic, what this country needs is two parties that are fighting hard to earn our support and obtain our vote.”
“There’s this thing that still motivates some of us to wanting to get back to a place, if not healthy, at least two sane parties that are courting for the support of all Americans,” she continued. “But particularly people who are, like Tara and I, either a black or a hispanic woman. I think it’s a very personal choice.”
Take a look at the clip below: