As the House Select Committee investigating the attack against the U.S. Capitol by supporters of the former president, who tried to stage a coup, ramps up, they’re seeking new testimony from those involved in the attack. One of those people is frequent Fox News guest and former senator, Newt Gingrich.
NEWS: Jan. 6 committee is seeking testimony from former House Speaker Newt GINGRICH, who counseled Trump’s top advisers to air TV ads that would generate distrust of election results, leading to pressure on state legislatures and governors.https://t.co/teF2hkzT1V pic.twitter.com/kSV8pAhbup
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) September 1, 2022
Following alarming news that the attack involved all three branches of the U.S. government – Congress members said to have helped with the planning, the White House where Donald Trump sat for hours letting the attackers go and failing to call in the National Guard, and the Supreme Court involving Justice Clarence Thomas, who failed to recuse himself from a case deciding whether the Jan. 6 committee should receive certain evidence despite the fact that his wife, Ginni Thomas, was pressuring lawmakers to stage their coup.
Now, Newt Gingrich is believe to have also been involved in the lead-up to the attack, encouraging an angry mob that the 2020 presidential election had been stolen from Trump.
In the letter sent to Gingrich by the January 6th committee, they wrote that:
‘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 that repeated and relied upon false claims about fraud in the 2020 election…these efforts attempted to cast doubt on the outcome of the election after voting had already taken place.’
It is unsurprising that Gingrich would have involved himself in one of the worst moments in political history. He’s been a divisive figure from the beginning of his career in the U.S. Senate blamed for the inability for elected lawmakers to address any issue in the spirit of bipartisanship.
In Steve Kornaki’s book, The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism, he notes the moments in which then-Senate Majority Leader Newt Gingrich began plans to crush bipartisanship and paint Democrats, and particularly then-President Bill Clinton, as criminals.. Kornaki writes that, at that time in the country’s political history, “there was a populist tide rising, one that could wash away all that old thinking, and Newt Gingrich was determined to ride with it.”
Twitter was happy to hear the news, hoping that Gingrich will also be held accountable for his actions along with the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice and tried to stage a coup. Read some of their comments below: