Ana Navarro Has Meltdown Over 2016 Election: ‘I Blame Trump’


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Ana Navarro, who still claims to be a Republican even as she touts Democrat talking points, was talking out of two sides of her mouth in her most recent appearance.

She appeared on the ABC daytime show “The View,” which she cohosts, on Tuesday and said that it is dangerous that Donald Trump and many Republicans have not accepted the results of the 2020 presidential election.

It is not an uncommon criticism from those on the left, but what made her case unique was that she then went on to claim that President Trump was not legitimately elected in 2016, which many of the left have also claimed and which brings others to call her, and them, hypocrites.

“There’s things which I think should transcend partisanship and should transcend politics, and a breach of the U.S. Capitol, an attack on our democratic principles and institutions should be one of those things, and I really blame Republicans at the top for capitulating to Trump,” she said.

“I blame Trump for continuing this environment of lies and conspiracy theories and not accepting that he lost, and encouraging and promoting what happened, the Big Lie and what happened on Jan. 6,” the host said. “He bears responsibility, and it’s not just me saying this.”

She then went on to read a quote from House Minority Leader and California Rep. Kevin McCarthy after the incident at the Capitol on January 6, 2021 in which he pinned some responsibility on Trump.


“The president bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters,” he said during a speech in the House seven days after the incident. “He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action by President Trump.”

“That same Kevin McCarthy was at Mar-a-Lago kissing Trump’s,” the host  said before saying “ring.”

“And we’ve seen Republican after Republican who on Jan. 6 was shocked and calling for an investigation, and for truth and for reaction and action from Trump. We’ve seen them bow down to Trump because they want to stay elected, and because they’re putting their own positions over democracy and over defending the U.S. institution of a legitimate election,” she said before becoming a blatant hypocrite.

“Look, I felt – I felt that Donald Trump had not been legitimately elected. I felt he’d gotten help from the Russians, but you know what? It would have never occurred to me to make up arms against Donald Trump. That’s just not what we do in America,” the host said.

“Our weapon of choice is voting, is democracy, it’s the ballot, and so I hope that people remember Jan. 6. You know why? You know how? By registering to vote. By making sure they know where they have to show up to vote because there are elections this year and they are so crucial,” she said.

Now why this woman continues to portray herself as a Republican, and why media organizations continue to insist that she is one, is a question for debate.



What is not a topic for debate is her blatant hypocrisy and her contempt for Trump.

“Ana, that sounds great, but 58 percent of the Republicans, your party, which you’re still a part of saying that Biden wasn’t, you know, legitimately elected to the White House even though there have been audits,” liberal co-host Sunny Hostin said in reference to a new Washington Post-University of Maryland poll. “Even though there have been investigations in a half dozen states who debunked, you know, all those claims of voter fraud, but your party, 58 percent, the majority, still believes that. So what is the answer to that?”

Navarro insinuated the answer was to elect more Republicans like herself, such as Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger before the show went to break.

The claim that Trump colluded with the Russians was debunked by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.