Newt Gingrich on The Ingraham Angle | August 3, 2021

Newt talks with Laura about how Republicans should fight against radical policies and not sell out to the left.


Newt Gingrich
The Ingraham Angle
August 3, 2021


Well look I think some of the Republicans tend to take a short-term win and forget the largest gain. So they feel good, they have been bipartisan. They are getting something done. The fact that the thing they are getting done — as you pointed out, they have no idea what is in the bill. They have no veto over what is in the bill, and so they will get a bill which is dramatically worse than anything they agreed to. They will have no ability to change it. It’s going to be a disaster. There is a wing of the Republican party which historically is the wing that Reagan opposed and the wing we opposed when I was Speaker of the House. It’s a wing which says you always have to find a way to be responsible. Being responsible means selling out to the left. These seventeen, many are good friends of mine and I have respect for them, but they got suckered. It’s the wrong thing to do. They ought to rethink it. There will be more than enough reason to vote against the bill when they see the bill. They have not seen the written language. They don’t know what they are for. There are plenty of opportunities for them to decide that was a mistake. I don’t think I can go along with it.


Look, this is the kind of behavior which led to the rise of the Tea Party from people who were furious at the failure of Washington leadership. It’s the kind of thing frankly that led to 63% disapproval of Republican leaders in the congress just before Donald Trump ran for president. People look at this stuff and think what’s the point? Why do we race the money and go out to vote? We are getting people suckered in. I don’t mind if they can’t play chess, but if they can’t play tic-tac-toe something really profoundly wrong. When they get together at their luncheon this is something they should bail on it. It will be worse than they think. The 2,700 pages will be followed by 50,000 pages of regulations. There is more than enough reason for those seventeen senators to decide they got suckered and the time has come to kill it not move it forward.

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