CNN's Ana Navarro: Republicans “Have Fallen Prey To A Donald Trump Cult”

Ana Navarro: “What Is It Going To Take For You To Wake Up And Realize That Your Duty And Your Obligation Is To Country?”

From the May 15 edition of CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper:

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JAKE TAPPER (HOST): Ana, you've been critical of your party, of your fellow Republicans for being pretty quiet about this.

ANA NAVARRO: To me it feels like they have fallen prey to a Donald Trump cult. They are ceding their loyalty not to the Constitution, not to the country, not to their constituents, but to this president of their party but who wasn't even a Republican until a few years ago. They are so desperate to want to play, to want to be invited to dinner at the White House, that they are willing to remain silent in the face of a president who is attacking our institutions. I thought what James Clapper said to you yesterday, that our institutions are being attacked externally and internally was spine-chilling. And it's something that we should take so seriously. This president started off by attacking the intelligence community. He has tweeted against judges. He has tweeted an intimidation to Sally Yates on the day of her testimony. He has tweeted a veiled threat to the former FBI director. So I have to ask Republicans over and over again, what is it going to take for you to wake up and realize that your duty and your obligation is to country, not to this one man? How far does it is have to go? What does he have to do for you to wake up and speak up and do what you need to do?


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