Establishment Republican personality and top Jeb Bush ally Ana Navarro went to the mainstream media on Sunday and suggested that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was irrelevant.
A week after Palin called for Obama to be impeached because of his lawlessness on immigration that impacts American workers–native-born and legal immigrants–of all backgrounds, two-thirds of Republicans said impeachment would be justified. More Republicans think Obama should be impeached than approve of the party’s handling of immigration.
But during an appearance on ABC’s This Week, Navarro said “nobody of responsibility, nobody in leadership, nobody of relevance has talked about impeachment.”
Navarro became a television figure after she ingratiated herself to the mainstream press while on Jon Huntsman’s disastrous 2012 Republican presidential campaign in which she and her campaign spent more time bashing conservatives than Democrats. After the campaign, Huntsman co-founded “No Labels.” And the mainstream press found plenty of uses for Navarro to help them push and validate their anti-conservative biases.
She has routinely blasted conservatives like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Palin while promoting the likes of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Huntsman, and Jeb Bush. As Breitbart News has noted, Navarro, like her predecessors Steve Schmidt, David Frum, and Nicole Wallace, has figured out that she can get free airtime for bashing conservatives — much to the delight of the mainstream media.
Saying that Obama’s lawlessness on immigration was the tipping point, Palin called for Obama’s impeachment in a Breitbart News op-ed last week.
“It’s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment,” she wrote. “The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is.”
As Breitbart News noted, Palin said Obama’s lawlessness hurts American workers–native-born and legal immigrants–of all races and backgrounds:
“The Constitution provides the remedy for a president who commits ‘high crimes and misdemeanors.’ It’s impeachment,” she wrote. “To be clear, ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ are not necessarily ordinary criminal offenses. Our Framers used the term to signify a dereliction of duty, and the first duty of the president is to enforce our laws and preserve, protect, and defend our Constitution.”
She said impeachment “is serious, not to be used for petty partisan purposes; and it is imperative that it becomes a matter of legitimate discussion before the American people lose all trust in our federal government”: