Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich on Wednesday referred to as the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump a “pathetic joke” and stated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) must be on trial as a substitute. (See the video under.)
On a day that impeachment managers confirmed what they contended was compelling video proof of the violent mob stoked by the previous president’s lies, Fox News host Laura Ingraham revved up her visitor by claiming Democrats had been all the time denying Trump’s legitimacy.
“Donald Trump is a mortal threat to the entire world of the left,” replied Gingrich, a former House speaker. “He is such a deep threat that anything they to do stop him is by definition legitimate. This whole thing is a tragic, pathetic joke, which undermines the United States.”
Gingrich added: “This is a mock trial in which the party of Hollywood has put together a series of films designed to make us so upset, that we have to have somebody to be upset at ― and they’re saying Donald Trump’s the right person … You could make a much better case that Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and others deserve to be the people on trial ― not Donald Trump.”
Ingraham stated she hoped Trump’s authorized workforce “has similar slick production value when they put on their case.”
Gingrich’s weird assertion wasn’t the primary time a Republican blamed Democratic leaders for the Jan. 6 riot on the Capitol. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) final month pinned the duty on Pelosi. “It’s her job to provide Capitol security,” he stated. He made an analogous nonsensical allegation on Wednesday.
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