Ann Coulter does a great job fueling the fire in the latest debate, blaming people with egos who are only out to make money by hijacking the Republican Party. The Conservative radio host also lashed out at Liz Cheney for waging a primary challenge.
“The problem is we have hucksters, shysters, people ripping off the Republican Party for their own self-aggrandizement, for their own egos, to make money,” Coulter said on Fox News’ “Hannity.”
“I would put Todd Akin, Newt Gingrich, Liz Cheney, Mark Sanford all in the same boat, and the consultants who persuaded Linda McMahon and John Raese to run,” she added.
Coulter continued her criticism of Cheney, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi in the Republican primary for his Wyoming Senate seat that will be held next year.
“Why should we be having — and I love Liz Cheney — but why should we be having a rancorous primary against a good Republican senator other than for Liz Cheney’s ego?” Coulter said.
Host Sean Hannity came to Cheney’s defense, saying the former vice president’s daughter is “more conservative.”
“No, she isn’t,” Coulter responded. “But that’s the point. There are a lot problems, we are not concentrating on winning, we are allowing shysters to take advantage of the Republican Party.”
“She’s not a shyster, so let’s be clear,” Hannity said.
The conversation was then changed by Hannity who says perhaps Coulter’s biggest mistake was endorsing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, to which she agreed with a laugh saying “perhaps it was.”
Christie, a Republican, has disappointed many conservatives due to his overwhelming support for President Barack Obama following Hurricane Sandy in the run-up to the 2012 election, and his recent support for immigration reform.
In June, Coulter who in the past had campaigned for Christie publicly withdrew her support from him on her Twitter feed.