CNN frequently has Ana Navarro on, and calls her a “Republican strategist” to legitimize her tantrums. Wiki agrees, saying she “served in a number of Republican administrations, including the transition team for Florida governor Jeb Bush in 1998. She also served as the National Co-Chair of the Hispanic Advisory Council for John McCain in 2008 and Jon Huntsman Jr. in 2012. She supported Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential campaign… a lifelong Republican…”
But a GOP researcher, Stephen Cretien, did some digging in federal election records and elsewhere, and found a different story.
- Apparently, Navarro was a fundraiser for Democrat Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey in 2006. “Fundraiser” meaning an activist for Menendez (not just a donor).
- And she was quoted in The New York Times expressing her satisfaction in electing Menendez – although she knew it cost Republicans control of the Senate.
Menendez is a far-Left Senator who will soon go on trial for several counts of bribery, fraud and conspiracy in a pay-for-play case.
According to the Department of Justice: “Between January 2006 and January 2013, Menendez accepted close to $1 million worth of lavish gifts and campaign contributions from Melgen in exchange for using the power of his Senate office to influence the outcome of ongoing contractual and Medicare billing disputes worth tens of millions…
It is the first time a US Senator has been tried for bribery since 1981…
Navarro has previously tweeted baseless conspiracy theories about Menendez’s legal issues, alleging that the disgraced Senator is the victim of various grand plots to silence him for political reasons.
Navarro also admits to having voted for Hillary in 2016. For comparison: even I, as a non-Trump supporter and non-Republican, still had enough sense to NOT vote Hillary.
CNN’s Ana Navarro: #FakeRepublican.