Newt Gingrich Calls Democrats the ‘Brown Shirt Party’ in Response to Protests, Remarks By Clinton and Holder

On Wednesday night, Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich slammed the Democratic Party for the lack of civility that has been expressed in recent weeks. Sean Hannity began the segment by listing several examples of incivility from the left, citing the protest confrontations of Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Florida Attorney General Pat Bondi, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), the Democrats’ “abandonment” of due process and the presumption of innocence during the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and citing remarks made by Hillary Clinton––who said Democrats “cannot be civil” with Republicans––as well as former Attorney General Eric Holder, who said “when they go low, we kick them.” The former House Speaker responded with a pretty grim analogy. “Well, what you’re seeing the emergence in a very weird way of a brown shirt Continue reading "Newt Gingrich Calls Democrats the ‘Brown Shirt Party’ in Response to Protests, Remarks By Clinton and Holder"

Newt Gingrich Defends Trump From Woodward: Look, FDR ‘Routinely Lied to Everybody’

Newt Gingrich spoke to Fox News’s Martha McCallum on Tuesday about Bob Woodward‘s explosive reporting on the Trump administration, and the die-hard Trump surrogate provided a curious defense. McCallum asked Gingrich about Trump’s treatment of his White House staff and the chaos in the administration that’s detailed in Woodward’s book, Fear: Trump in the White House. “Franklin Delano Roosevelt, probably the greatest, most effective president of the 20th Century, routinely lied to everybody,” Gingrich explained. “He routinely set up his own cabinet to fight each other. If we’d had Bob Woodward hanging out with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the stories we would’ve gotten of dysfunction, of confusion, or manipulation. He also created the New Deal and helped win the Second World War.” Gingrich also called Woodward’s book “very sad,” lamenting that the reporter “had a chance to do a book that would have been truly interesting.” Gingrich proceeded Continue reading "Newt Gingrich Defends Trump From Woodward: Look, FDR ‘Routinely Lied to Everybody’"

Newt Gingrich is Openly Politicizing Mollie Tibbetts’ Death to Help GOP in Midterms

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich thinks Republicans may be able to make hay off the death of 20-year-old Iowan Mollie Tibbetts. “If Mollie Tibbetts is a household name by October, Democrats will be in deep trouble,” Gingrich told Axios’s Mike Allen in an email Wednesday. “If we can be blocked by [Paul]Manafort-[Michael] Cohen, etc., then GOP could lose [the House] badly.” Tibbetts disappeared from her home last month and a body believed to be hers was found on Tuesday. Authorities have filed charges against an undocumented immigrant believed to be connected to Tibbett’s disappearance and apparent death. Gingrich wanted to make sure that Axios would be covering the story ahead of the news about Trump lawyer Michael Cohen making a plea deal with prosecutors and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort being found guilty on several charges. “We are living in Continue reading "Newt Gingrich is Openly Politicizing Mollie Tibbetts’ Death to Help GOP in Midterms"

Jerry Falwell Jr. is Definitely a Religious Leader

Jerry Falwell Jr. and Jeff Sessions speak to students at Liberty University in November, 2016.

On Thursday morning, Jerry Falwell Jr., apparently fresh off a night on the town with the other Jr., launched a tweet attack on Attorney General Jeff Sessions. It… did not go well for him. Here’s the original tweet. Obviously, this was prompted by President Donald Trump‘s own spleen-vent on Wednesday as he applied intense political pressure on the AG, deliberately and with intent, to step in and fire Robert Mueller and the rest of the investigators conducting Continue reading "Jerry Falwell Jr. is Definitely a Religious Leader"

Newt Gingrich Says Jeff Sessions Has ‘Absolute Authority’ to Stop Russia Probe… ‘If He Wanted To’

In case you had any doubts, Newt Gingrich is firmly behind President Trump’s latest demand that Attorney General Jeff Sessions take action to stop Robert Mueller‘s investigation on Russia. The former house speaker spoke to Fox News’ Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith today about Trump’s slam against the investigation of Paul Manafort. The former Trump campaign manager is the subject of renewed political intrigue due to the start of his trial for alleged bank and tax fraud. As Gingrich trashed various aspects of the FBI and the Mueller team, he remarked that Trump “has every right to be deeply, deeply frustrated at the failure of his attorney general to exercise leadership.” When asked if Sessions has the authority to end the Mueller probe despite being recused from investigations into Russia, Gingrich said the AG has the “absolute authority’ to stop Mueller in his tracks “if he wants to. Continue reading "Newt Gingrich Says Jeff Sessions Has ‘Absolute Authority’ to Stop Russia Probe… ‘If He Wanted To’"

Gingrich Slams Trump Over Comments About Russian Meddling: ‘Most Serious Mistake of His Presidency’

How bad was President Trump‘s performance in Helsinki today? Even Newt Gingrich thinks he screwed up. Trump cast doubt on his own intel agencies’ assessment of Russian meddling today in a moment that outraged tons of Republicans. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Kilmeade Rips Trump For ‘Ridiculous’ Tweet Blaming U.S. For Poor Relations With Russia: ‘That’s Insulting’

Fox & FriendsBrian Kilmeade, host of Donald Trump‘s favorite morning show, scolded the president on Monday morning for his bizarre tweet blaming the United States for bad relations with Russia. It’s the kind of tweet that had it come from former President Barack Obama, would have generated years of outrage coverage on Fox News: “That’s by far the most ridiculous tweet of late,” Kilmeade said on Fox & Friends. “That is insulting to past administrations – he can’t be saying that going into the Russian summit.” Later, Kilmeade asked Newt Gingrich about the tweet. “I like the president’s tweets, I understand what he’s trying to do with the EU and NATO,” Kilmeade Continue reading "Kilmeade Rips Trump For ‘Ridiculous’ Tweet Blaming U.S. For Poor Relations With Russia: ‘That’s Insulting’"