Fox News Contributor Monica Crowley revealed her thoughts on why the GOP establishment does not want Donald Trump or Ted Cruz to win the Republican nomination.
“They hate Ted Cruz,” Crowley said in an appearance on “Hannity” Tuesday. “But they fear Donald Trump. They want neither one to win the nomination because the truth is the establishment cannot control them.”
Crowley said the GOP establishment is in a “desperate mode” to try to stop the two candidates because if either Trump or Cruz becomes president, “the establishment is done, it’s over.” They would effectively lose power as “the control over everything will revert to the sitting president over whom the establishment has no control,” she added.
As for the establishment rallying behind one candidate in an effort to weaken another, Crowley believed any endorsement from the GOP at this point would hurt a candidate because the campaigns are “at a point of diminishing returns.”
“The more establishment support any one of these candidates gets” in the current election climate, said Crowley, “the more their numbers are driven down.”
See the comments via Fox News video below.
Response from social media poured in with tweets that seemed to confirm the anti-establishment sentiment among some voters.
— Pete Benecke Sr. (@BeneckePete) February 24, 2016
— Dannak (@kornegay_danna) February 24, 2016
— Alfred E. Newman (@AlfredENewman5) February 24, 2016
— K Smith (@KSmith233035) February 24, 2016
— Lisa (@lsf2525) February 24, 2016
And as the results from the Nevada caucuses rolled in Tuesday, Twitter users followed up with Crowley.
@MonicaCrowley your comment about Trump & Cruz was spot on! The establishment does not want either of them to win!!!
— Matt&Shel (@MattandShel) February 24, 2016
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) February 24, 2016
— TERM LIMITS for all (@potus1LIAR) February 24, 2016