The former Alaska governor, and unofficial spokeswoman for Donald Trump, spoke to the Associated Press last Thursday while promoting a documentary on climate change.

During the event, Palin seemed to signal that no topic was out of bounds as she fielded questions related to Trump’s comments about women, Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan’s failed leadership, climate change science and the GOP’s attempts to gerrymander the nomination away from the voice of the people.

Despite the wide range of controversial subjects discussed, the most blistering comments were directed at the Republican Establishment.

This is a theme that has popped up in a number of Palin’s campaign stops for Trump, and in her talks with the press. While Trump is her first pick, she has said repeatedly that she could support Cruz, should he become the nominee, and that her real concern are the “snakes” in the Republican Party Establishment.

During her back-and-forth with the press, the former governor took questions concerning the possibility that GOP officials could be in the process of rigging the convention in favor of a “white knight” who would steal the nomination.

When questioned on the subject of a GOP-engineered dark horse coup, Palin said the following to the Associated Press:

“How dare they?” Palin asked, denouncing “arrogant political operatives who underestimate the wisdom of the people.”

If party leaders try to intervene at the July convention, “we will rise up and say our vote does count, our activism does count,” she said.

“There are some snakes in there,” she said of party leaders. “I’ve had to deal with the political machinery my whole career.”

She eluded to the possibility that a likely contender could be House Speaker Paul Ryan, who was on the receiving end of the former Alaska governor’s ire.

Ryan has publicly stated that he will not accept the party’s nomination, although the House Speaker sang a similar tune when House Republicans were busy ousting former Speaker John Boehner. During a press conference, Paul Ryan dismissed the notion that his reluctance was anything but genuine.

“Speaker of the House is a far cry from being President of the United States, specifically because I was already in the House. I’m already a Congressman, so I was asked by my colleagues to take a responsibility within Congress that I’ve already been serving in from the one that I had. That is entirely different than getting the nomination for President of the United States by your party without even running for the job, so a completely non-sequitur comparison in my book.

The public refusal was apparently not enough to convince Palin, who threatened that conservatives nationwide would revolt if the Establishment machine moves to deny voters’ wishes.

Comments such as these reflect a deep mistrust of the GOP and the lengths they have gone to shove out conservative outsiders. It is no secret that both Trump and Cruz present a real danger to the political power brokers in Washington. How they respond to growing support for both anti-Establishment contenders remains a mystery.