Sarah Palin will attend the Republican National Convention this summer – whether she’s on the guest list or not.
In a new interview with the Associated Press, the former vice presidential candidate and all-around pot-stirrer said she’ll be in Cleveland for the event, although she might have to “invite myself” since she believes the leaders at the RNC are “afraid of what I would say.”
“I can’t see any of them inviting me,” she said.
The convention in July is gearing up to be one for the history books, with a contested convention not off the table as Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz continue to duke it out for the magic delegate number of 1,237. Trump’s failure to clinch recent contests, along with efforts from the Stop Trump movement, have signaled that the business mogul may not be guaranteed the nomination heading into the convention.
Palin has consistently condemned the Republican establishment. When she endorsed Trump back in January, the former Alaska governor attacked the party base for not throwing their support around Trump and for saying he wasn’t “conservative enough” to be the nominee.
“The GOP machine, the establishment, they who would assemble the political landscape, they’re attacking their own front-runner,” Palin said at the time. “Would the left ever, the DNC ever, come after their front-runner and her supporters? No, because they don’t eat their own.”
To the AP, Palin reiterated the sentiment, saying, “I’ve had to deal with the political machinery my whole career” and deeming some establishment leaders “snakes.”
Palin, insisting that Trump is “so reasonable” and “full of common sense,” decried the idea of a contested convention.
“How dare they – these arrogant, arrogant polical operatives,” she said of some GOP leaders. “Under the wisdom of the people, we will rise up, and we will say our vote does count, our activism does count. And for those who would try to warp that, those are the ones who need to leave – we don’t don’t to leave,” she said.
Palin has been back in the spotlight to promote a new anti-climate change documentary, which she will be on a panel for following the screening early next month. Palin, who once described global warming as a “con job,” will be reacting to the premiere, along with a video reaction from Bill Nye, known as “The Science Guy.”
Discussing the film, “Climate Hustle,” during an event in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Palin reportedly said Nye wasn’t even a scientist. “Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am,” she said, according to The Hill. “He’s a kids’ show actor; he’s not a scientist.”