Sunny Hostin Reignites Republican Party Argument With Ana Navarro on ‘The View’: “Isn’t It A Lost Party?”

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The View has been all over Rep. Paul Gosar these past few days, shaming him for sharing an anime-style video in which he kills Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. As they continued the discussion in today’s hot topics, however, Sunny Hostin looked at the issue from a broader scale, probing Ana Navarro over her faith in the Republican Party as a whole — again. Navarro, who has spoken out against many of the actions of Republicans in the past few months, persisted in her demand for a two-party system.

After some of the other co-hosts voiced their opinions, Navarro entered the discussion, sharing her despair over the state of the Republican Party.

“I’ve been a republican my whole life,” Navarro began. “Yesterday, I was really perturbed. I was really saddened. I really do believe that we need two functioning parties in this country, and the Republican Party showed yesterday in that spectacle that it is broken to the core. I think it is what Trump has unleashed: this ugly underbelly that he legitimized and empowered.”

While Navarro sided with AOC’s safety — though she made it clear that she usually doesn’t agree with her — she swore that she’s still faithful to the two-party system, even if the Republican Party has fallen into a trend of “political violence.”

“First of all: no, Paul Gosar, you are not Alexander Hamilton. If you’re going to compare yourself to anybody, compare yourself to Archie Bunker,” Navarro roasted the representative. “I couldn’t sleep last night, I was so bothered. I think this is so crucial for our country, having two parties.”

Ultimately, Navarro called for Republicans to stop “stalking” AOC and condemned Gosar’s behavior. Hearing Navarro’s points about the state of the Republican Party, Hostin jumped into the debate, once again prodding the conservative fill-in host about her allegiance to the party.

“You have Matt Goetz say that he might offer Kyle Rittenhouse a job as a congressional intern, just as the jury is debating that case,” Hostin said, earning a gasp from Joy Behar. “My question to you, Ana, is: you feel that we need these two parties. This party is obviously so broken. What is the answer, now?”

Hostin has broached this subject with Navarro in the past few weeks, telling the conservative commentator to just “throw out the entire Republican Party.” Just a week ago, Behar also questioned the alternate host, asking if she “was still in that party.” But Navarro has continued to make clear that, yes, she’s still a republican.

“Look, I think the answer is for people who are sane republicans —  who put country over cult, and over the personality of Donald Trump — to stay in the party and to keep fighting from the inside out,” Navarro responded. “I hope Liz Cheney stays and keeps fighting. We might disagree with her ideologically, but we don’t disagree with her principals and convictions and value, and standing up for democracy and the truth. I hope that somebody like Adam Kissinger, even though he’s not going to run again, his voice continues to be heard.”

“But that’s just two, out of every single House member,” Hostin interrupted.

“I know, Sunny, but one of the problems is almost all of the sane republicans have either lost generals, lost primaries, retired, or died,” Navarro clapped back.

“So, isn’t it a lost party?” Hostin asked again.

A stern Whoopi Goldberg entered the debate: “No, it’s not a lost party.”

“It can’t be a lost party, because this is not Cuba,” Navarro said. “We’re not going to have a one-party system.”

Goldberg agreed with Navarro once more, and with that, sent the show to commercial, ending the debate.

Watch the full segment in the clip above. The View airs weekdays on ABC at 11/10c.

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