Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich tried on Wednesday to praise failed ex-president Donald Trump as being a better communicator than Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), but his attempt only succeeded in making both him and Trump look like complete fools.
During an appearance on Laura Ingraham’s Fox show hours after DeSantis made his glitch-plagued Twitter Spaces announcement that he will seek the GOP presidential nomination in 2024, Gingrich compared the two candidates.
Apparently, low IQ voters are indeed Trump’s forte, as he proudly announced back in 2016 after he won the Nevada primary.
Who wants to tell Newt? Twitter said what we’re all thinking.
Proving yet again that he knows even less about race then he does politics, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is now claiming that Georgia GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker deserves to win the December runoff against incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) because he’s a better “African-American.”
Speaking with right-wing host Charlie Kirk on Real America’s Voice, Gingrich remarked:
The real reason Gingrich identifies so closely with Walker is probably because both of them are serial adulterers and hypocrites who are emblematic of today’s Republican Party. They want to impose their beliefs on others but don’t think their so-called “religion” applies to them.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich received a letter he probably wishes he never would have today, because he now knows that he’s a target of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The committee wants to learn more about communications Gingrich had with senior advisers in former President Donald Trump’s White House about television advertisements that relied on false claims about the election.
In the letter, committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) writes:
“The Committee has obtained information indicating that you have knowledge about former President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, and we write to seek your voluntary cooperation. Some of the information that we have obtained includes email messages that you exchanged with senior advisors to President Trump and others, including Jared Kushner and Jason Miller, in which you provided detailed input into television advertisements and relied upon false claims about fraud in the 2020 election.
“These advertising efforts were not designed to encourage voting for a particular candidate. Instead, these efforts attempted to cast doubt on the outcome of the election after voting had already taken place.”
The letter even contains a direct quote from an email Gingrich sent to Kushner, who was a senior adviser in the Trump administration:
Gingrich was also involved in the “false electors” scheme, which is referenced by Thompson in the letter:
“The Committee is also interested in other communications you may have had with the White House, President Trump, the Trump legal team or any other persons involved in the events of January 6th. We ask that you preserve all records of such communications.”
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) must have thought he could help House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who is caught in a nasty controversy about remarks he made suggesting that ex-President Donald Trump should have resigned after the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, but all he accomplished was proving that no member of the GOP has any morals or a spine.
As Dan Balz of The Washington Post notes, McCarthy is desperately trying to keep his fading chances of being the next House Speaker alive:
McCarthy has since been craven in bowing to Trump’s wishes, fearing that crossing the former president could compromise bothhis party’s hopes of capturing the majority in November’s midterm elections and his own desire to lead a Republican-controlled House next year as speaker. He also has been weak in the face of calls to discipline the most extreme members of the House GOP conference — thosewho have been the most loyal to Trump and his conspiracy theories, including the false claim that he won the 2020 election.
This is what the Republican Party in the House of Representatives now stands for — the abandonment of a principled conservative leader and the possible elevation of a politician whose abiding principle is the pursuit of power, one who has bent and bowed before a former president whose actions he denounced and knew were wrong.
McCarthy’s actions led Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to call him a “liar and a traitor” on Sunday during an appearance on CNN.
Hours after Warren made those remarks, Gingrich went on Twitter and lashed out at her and others who have dared to rake McCarthy over the coals for his flip-flopping and refusal to stand up to Trump.
Honesty? Where exactly is the honesty in what McCarthy did? He has repeatedly said one thing and done the other, all in a desperate, selfish attempt to mollify an ex-president who would gladly toss him and anyone else under the nearest bus.
Gingrich’s tweet got him smacked down on social media.
Appearing on the Fox News program “Sunday Morning Futures” former GOP Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich suggested that members of the January 6 House Select Committee could face the “risk of jail” if Republicans retake control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections.
Gingrich told host Maria Bartiromo:
The serial adulterer from Georgia then added:
The laws they’re breaking? What about the crimes of insurrection and interfering with Congress that were committed by failed, one-term former President Donald Trump and his toadies in Congress? They’re still facing serious federal criminal charges that could send them to prison for decades.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), one of only two Republicans who have agreed to serve on the Jan. 6 panel, clapped back at Gingrich’s blatant threats, tweeting out this response:
She was soon joined by her fellow Republican on the committee, Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois:
No one is afraid of you or your GOP goons, Newt. And keep in mind you haven’t won the House or Senate yet. As the committee continues to uncover new evidence and crimes, don’t be surprised if voters reject you and your fellow insurrectionists.