Palin, Hannity Take Turns Going After GOP for Throwing Tea Party Under the Bus

The long-discussed “Republican civil war” is ramping up, and now is the time for choosing sides, apparently. Sarah Palin and Sean Hannity both expressed their allegiance with the tea party on Monday night, and took turns going after the Republican establishment for throwing the tea party under the bus in the name of their own political fortunes.

They first took on Chris Christie, and Hannity, who has not been shy about his opinion of the New Jersey governor, said it’s disturbing how much the establishment appears to be making this a “coronation” for 2016. Palin first acknowledged that it’s far better to have Christie than another Democratic governor in President Obama‘s corner, and rolled her eyes at the way-too-soon 2016 speculation.

That being said, Palin found Christie’s middling positions on some issues like gun control to be troubling, and said the Republican party can’t possibly back someone with too much in common with Obama.

Hannity said he’s still furious that the Republicans took Ted Cruz and Mike Lee to the woodshed for doing what the GOP had promised all along. Palin agreed that they “threw the good guys under the bus,” and praised Cruz and Lee for their political sacrifice in the name of stopping Obamacare.

Watch the video below, via Fox News:

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