Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin appeared on The Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” on Monday night and urged Florida Republican voters to vote for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich in the state’s primary tomorrow.
“I would keep the process going. Again, there’s only been three states who have even had opportinities to chime in on who the nominee should be. We all have to ask ourselves who is best able to defend our republic?,” Palin asked host Sean Hannity.
Palin also went after candidates who were attacking each other with “lies.” Mr. Gingrich has been calling former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney accusations against him “dishonest” and accused Mr. Romney of lying about him. Some conservatives are also questioning the speaker’s relationship with President Reagan, saying he was not really politically close to Mr. Reagan at all. Palin went after those who attacked Gingrich on this issue.
“Specifically, enough was enough when I started seeing rewritten history about Newt Gingrich’s relationship with Ronald Reagan and the Reagan Revolution in the 70’s and in the 80’s—how he under Reagan and Reagan’s advisers, their tutelage, helped shape Newt Gingrich and his ideas on how to balance the budget and how to reform welfare—and how to look for ways to create more efficiencies in government, so we can cut budgets and we can cut taxes and that would spur economic growth,” Palin told Hannity.
“When I saw that re-written by some in the establishment. I said, for what it’s worth, I’m going to voice my opposition to that false narrative being re-written.”
Although Palin did not endorse Mr. Gingrich, her husband Todd Palin is a Gingrich supporter.
“It doesn’t mean I’m out there only boosting one candidate. I continue to say good things about every GOP candidate, because anybody is going to be better than Obama, but enough was enough of the lies being told about Newt Gingrich and his relationship with Ronald Reagan and within the Reagan revolution,” she said.