Newt Gingrich just nailed it.
In an appearance on Fox News, the former House Speaker blasted the liberal media, bureaucrats, and House Dems, calling their attempt at getting Trump impeached a “coup being orchestrated by left-wingers.”
Speaking on Democrats’ apparent shift in focus from “quid pro quo” to charges of “extortion” and “bribery,” Gingrich accused the left-wing media and government of plotting against President Trump “literally like the Salem Witch Trials.”
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Here’s the clip from Gingrich’s Fox News appearance via The White House Twitter page:
Gingrich followed up his Fox segment with this tweet, reiterating that the leftist media and bureaucracy have been "orchestrating a coup since day one":
Watch Newt Gingrich's interview on Fox in full here:
Fox News has more:
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Tuesday that the impeachment inquiry is “all garbage” and comparable to the “Salem witch trials,” arguing that President Trump did nothing wrong in his phone call with the leader of Ukraine.
“There is nothing here,” Gingrich told “Fox & Friends," referring to alleged evidence of wrongdoing by Trump in his phone call with the president of Ukraine.
“Presidents who want to find the truth have every right to say to a foreign government, 'will you help me get to the truth,' and that’s what Trump was doing,” Gingrich said, referencing Trump’s call to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky for help investigating the Biden family's dealings in Ukraine.
Hunter Biden worked for a Ukrainian gas company at the same time his father Joe Biden was serving as vice president and leading the Obama administration's diplomatic dealings with Kiev.
Gingrich's comments came after Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., speaking on CBS’ “Face the Nation" Sunday, said that the evidence he has seen from the depositions given in the House impeachment inquiry amounts to an “extortion scheme” by the White House.
Tuesday on “Fox & Friends,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich voiced his opposition to the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over an alleged quid pro quo with Ukraine.
Gingrich said the whole impeachment inquiry is “garbage” and “crazy.”
“My personal view: All of this is garbage,” Gingrich declared.
“Remember, this president is saying to the Ukrainians, ‘Help me get to the truth,'” he continued. “When did the New York Times and the Washington Post suddenly decide that covering up the truth was a good idea? This is crazy. And the Democrats, frankly, are behaving in a way that’s crazy. Historians are going to look back and say this whole case was totally made up.”