Newtie on Offense

Anger-stoking right wing icon Newt Gingrich, the first modern Speaker of the House to advocate calling political opponents enemies, and vicious, sick, haters, and popularized of the epithet RINO for non-extremist Republicans, is now being sought by the January 6th Committee in connection to his apparent role in stoking the Big Lie and giving aid and comfort to the planners of the, like totally spontaneous, unplanned January 6th riot to stop the certification of Biden’s victory.

The [J6 Committee’s] letter explained that the committee has learned that Gingrich was part of the effort to overturn the 2020 election. He apparently exchanged emails with Trump’s advisors, including Jason Miller and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, in which Gingrich provided “detailed input” on the scripting of television ads that deliberately pushed lies that the 2020 election was stolen. The ads encouraged people to pressure state officials to overturn the election.

Gingrich wrote: “The goal is to arouse the country’s anger through new verifiable information the American people have never seen before[.]… If we inform the American people in a way they find convincing and it arouses their anger[,] they will then bring pressure on legislators and governors.”

Gingrich was also apparently involved in the scheme to produce fake electors and did not let up even after the attack on the Capitol. That night, he emailed Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, to pursue the plan. 

https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/september-1-2022?r=74gv9&s=r&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=email

Newt, bellicose piece of shit emeritus [1], fancies himself a historian now. The day the story broke that the J6 committee is looking for him to “voluntarily” testify, he did what he does best, went on the attack on FOX.

And thank goodness for that, he straightens out that the Biden DOJ is “the most corrupt Department of Justice in American history”, following presumably the least corrupt, Bill Barr’s dogged defense team for F POTUS and friends. THAT’S how you punch a hated enemy in the face!

Plus, Rupert Murdoch and Fox will not be distracted from the real news story by fake news, even if fucking Zelensky wouldn’t follow up, and do F POTUS a favor, though, and even while this historically corrupt DOJ is taking its goddamned time investigating Hunter. Keep your eye on the ball MAGA nation! Next up, Benghazi and trans teens in scandalous attire.

[1] although there’s apparently some controversy about Mitt Romney’s remark that speaker Gingrich “resigned in disgrace,” the facts don’t look particularly good for Newtie:

Gingrich himself, though reelected to the 106th Congress, did not take his seat for a third term as speaker. Instead, J. Dennis Hastert of Illinois took the job.

Gingrich reimbursed U.S. taxpayers $300,000 for legal expenses and costs incurred by the investigation by the Select Committee on Ethics into his use of tax-exempt funds to promote Republican causes and lying about it to the committee.

Though the committee allowed him to hold onto his post, its vote marked the first time the House had disciplined a sitting speaker.

https://www.cnn.com/2012/01/24/politics/truth-squad-ex-speaker/index.html

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