Gingrich Says That Democrats Impeachment Effort Is Clear Attack On American Democracy

Written By BlabberBuzz | Wednesday, 10 February 2021 05:45

Lawmakers who vote to convict former President Donald Trump of incitement of insurrection and prevent him from ever holding office again would be involved in a "profound attack on the American system," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told "Hannity" Monday night.

"The idea that a bunch of politicians in D.C. think that they have the power to say to 75 million Americans 'We will decide whether or not you get to vote for this guy again' -- that is such a profound attack on the entire American system," Gingrich announced in front of host Sean Hannity.

This means that notwithstanding attempts by the news media, the internet giants and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — and the ravages of COVID-19 — more Americans voted for President Trump than voted for Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton or even Ronald Reagan.

"The level of corruption and ego that that suggests, for everybody that votes yes, is astonishing. Instead of talking about President Trump, talk about Citizen Trump. He’s a citizen."

Gingrich maintained that Congress does not have the authority to hold a trial-like forum against a private citizen in an effort to "limit their opportunities."

"This is one of the most profound attacks we’ve seen on the American system," he stated. "The oligarchs, the Big Tech companies, the propaganda media, all of them are on the same team. They’re all in favor of crushing the American people’s right to pick the leaders that they want and instead impose the leaders that the elites want. I think it’s an amazing moment."

Gingrich continued and said that the trial itself is wrong because the presiding officer, Senate President Pro Tempore Pat Leahy, D-Vt., has previously made overtures in the maintenance of voting to impeach Trump.

"How can you have a judge who has already announced that he wants conviction?" he questioned. "This is like an old western. No resemblance to a real trial. It’s a mock trial and pathetic."

The former Speaker further said that Trump's attorneys should call Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and question them regarding their use of inflammatory rhetoric.

"They can find 20 or 30 Democrats," he said, "and they should list all of them and say, 'These are our first defense witnesses and we want the Senate to subpoena every one of these and demand that they come and testify.'"

Though, even if the former president will be blocked from running again (and some lawyers think that the U.S. Supreme Court would refuse to enforce such a rule on the grounds of free speech), no one can prevent him from being politically active.

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