Sarah Palin told PJM the “arrogant” GOP delegates planning to switch from Donald Trump to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at the convention have “another thing coming.”
“That they’re switching from Trump to Cruz despite they representing Trump votes – then they’re not doing their job if the job is to represent what the will of the people just was. So, no, these shenanigans, they’re just, that’s why people get so disenchanted with our political process and that’s unfortunate because it makes us not want to participate,” Palin, who endorsed Trump, told PJM on Capitol Hill after a panel discussion on the new film Climate Hustle.
Palin, former governor of Alaska and the 2008 vice presidential candidate, said the people are not going to “put up” with the delegates giving the nomination to Cruz at the convention regardless of the primary votes.
“Well, what an awakening for people who realize that there are people in a political party, both sides of the aisle, who want to thwart the will of the people – and they’re underestimating the wisdom of the people because we’re not going to put up with that,” she said.
“You know, this is a democracy within a republic, the way that works is every vote does – should – count and we’re going to make sure that system continues. So, not for those that are that arrogant as to say even so blatantly that they will chose the nominee instead of it being the will of the people. They’ve got another thing coming.”
Marc Morano, co-producer of Climate Hustle, also appeared on the panel with Palin. His interview with Bill Nye, former host of the children’s show, Bill Nye The Science Guy, will be featured in the film. Morono played clips from the interview during the panel.
In the interview, Nye said he was open to jail time for climate change deniers.
“In these cases, for me, as a taxpayer and voter, the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen,” Nye said. “So I can see where people are very concerned about this, and they’re pursuing criminal investigations as well as engaging in discussions like this.”
Palin offered her opinion of Nye after some of the clips were played.
“Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am,” Palin said to laughter from the audience. “He’s a kids’ show actor, he’s not a scientist.”
Palin, whose father is a retired science teacher, said much of the science curriculum in schools does not emphasize “the link” between the development of natural resources and America’s prosperity.
“We need to keep in mind how important it is for parents to understand this issue and to understand the political agenda behind global warming – it being used as a fundraiser and being used as a campaign issue and a partisan issue, unfortunately – so that parents can be first and foremost in their child’s life to influence them to trust science and believe in science and not leave it to the teachers,” she said.