Sarah Palin has told CNN that her “new wave” of conservative advocacy is “not new at all.”
The former Alaska governor made the comments during an interview with Jake Tapper on Sunday night, in which the Republican presidential candidate also claimed she was being “politically incorrect.”
“I’ve always been a conservative.
I’ve always believed in conservatism,” Palin said.
“I’ve been a Democrat for 30 years and I’ve never thought that my views were a fringe issue.”
Palin has made her political beliefs known in the past, as she was a fierce critic of President Donald Trump during his 2016 election campaign.
“I’m not surprised that they are having the same kind of resistance to change as we did,” Palin told CNN’s Jake Taper during a Sunday morning appearance.
“They’re trying to stop a change that they believe they have been fighting for years, and we’re not.”
In a follow-up interview with Tapper, the former Alaska Governor continued to criticize Trump, saying that he’s “trying to turn our country into something that it was never meant to be” and adding that he will “make sure that he gets elected.”
“He’s not going to be president of the United States if he does this, Jake,” she said of Trump.
“He’s going to have to be impeached and convicted.
That’s what he does.”
In addition to the Palin-Tapper interview, Tapper asked the former governor if she would “make a political statement” to defend President Donald Trumps right to appoint Supreme Court justices, which she previously made a campaign promise to do.
“Yes, absolutely,” she replied.
That would be my goal.
That was my primary goal.
I would never let that happen.
I’m not going anywhere.”
Palins response to Tapper’s question was also met with a fair amount of skepticism.
“That’s not the way to talk about politics,” she shot back.
“The way to speak about politics is to actually vote, and I think we have a majority in the House of Representatives.
We’ve got a majority on the Supreme Court.
We don’t need to have a lot of people telling us to do things that we don’t want to do.”
Palina added that she and her family will “stay involved” in the Republican Party, adding that “we are not going away anytime soon.”