CNN mainstay and Republican strategist Ana Navarro appeared in a YouTube video today where she outlined the reasons she has voted against her party’s nominee, Donald Trump.
The Republican described putting “a lot of thought” and consuming a great deal of alcohol during her deliberations over the 2016 presidential election.
Reasons Navarro gives for her vote against Trump include that he has both “offended” and “outraged” her. She also called him an “imposter” that does not represent the Republican Party.
“It made me sad. It made me mad. It made me indignant. It made me worry. It made me scared, and it was an incredibly hard choice,” Ana Navarro stated.
The Nicaraguan-American said that, as a “life-long Republican,” she doesn’t like Hillary Clinton. She held up the fact that she was a Republican before Donald Trump was.
“I refuse to accept that he represents Republican values,” Ana Navarro said.
The strategist explained that she had originally planned to write-in her mother, with her home state of Florida being one of the majority of U.S. states that allows voters to write-in names on the ballot, as many supporters of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders are thought by some to be planning to do, as reported by the Inquisitr.
After considering casting her vote against Trump and Clinton, Navarro said that she “saw how close Florida was” and changed her mind. The Republican described the presidential race as being “neck and neck.”
“I realized I could not afford to be symbolic,” Ana Navarro explained.
Navarro described panic, fear, and worry pushing her, in the end, to cast her ballot for Hillary Clinton in early voting.
In her regular appearances on CNN through the 2016 election race, Ana Navarro has become a household name for her fearless defense of American and Republican values, which she sees as being under attack from the current incarnation of the party and its leader.
Navarro’s hard-hitting commentary has become so popular that compilations of her “best moments” have been uploaded to YouTube.
Among the strategist’s election commentary gems were her suggestion that Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich each take a look at their own bodies before describing others as “fat,” about Trump’s late-night Twitter habits, his racism, his misogyny, his xenophobia, and about his “p****”-grabbing comments, which Navarro feels are “consistent” with other behavior from the nominee.
“Well, let me do it again,” Navarro responded when challenged on CNN by Michael Caputo that her accusations about Trump being a racist were “outrageous.”
The Nicaraguan-born Republican then appeared to state that Donald Trump is a racist in Spanish, before repeating it in English, once again.
“He is a flat out racist, and it’s what he has played on for 16 months,” Navarro was unapologetic. “He is a bigot. He is a racist. He is a misogynist.”
She went on to cite all the horrible things that Donald Trump has said about Hispanics, women, and immigrants. Navarro told Caputo that his labeling of what she sees as obvious racism in Trump as “outrageous,” outraged her.
In addition to CNN, Ana Navarro is also known for her appearances on The View, ABC News, and Telemundo. The 44-year-old attended the University of Miami, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies and Political Science. In 1997, after attending St. Thomas University Law School, Navarro earned a Juris Doctorate, as reported by The Institute of Politics at Harvard University.
Navarro has also served as ambassador to the United Nation’s Human Rights Commission, in 2001, among her involvement in several other international organizations.
Ana Navarro and her family are reported to have immigrated from Nicaragua to the United States, in 1980, as a result of the Sandinista revolution.
[Featured Image by Thos Robinson/Getty Images]