After talking about the lack of censure for Republican Rep. Paul Gosar after sharing an anime video showing him killing Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Hostin asked Navarro, who is a Republican strategist and commentator who spoke out against Donald Trump and his ilk during his presidency, if the Republican Party is dead.
"Isn't it a lost party?" Hostin asked, with Whoopi Goldberg and Navarro both answering that it wasn't.
“It can’t be a lost party, because this is not Cuba,” said Navarro. “We’re not going to have a one-party system.”
Earlier in the discussion about Rep. Gosar, Navarro lamented the state of the Republican Party, saying, “I’ve been a Republican my whole life. Yesterday, I was really perturbed. I was really saddened. I really do believe that we need two functioning parties in this country, and the Republican Party showed yesterday in that spectacle that it is broken to the core. I think it is what Trump has unleashed: this ugly underbelly that he legitimized and empowered.”
She also clarified that Ocasio-Cortez’s safety is paramount, saying that the Republican Party has begun making a practice of using “political violence.” She also compared Rep. Gosar to All in the Family character Archie Bunker.
“I couldn’t sleep last night, I was so bothered,” she continued. “I think this is so crucial for our country, having two parties.”
When Hostin asked her about the state of her party, Navarro said that she hopes "sane Republicans" keep stepping up to save the party, including Rep. Liz Cheney and Rep. Adam Kinzinger.
“But that’s just two, out of every single House member,” said Hostin.
Navarro replied that the problem facing the party is that “almost all of the sane Republicans have either lost generals, lost primaries, retired or died.”
The View airs weekdays on ABC.