January 6, 2023

After trying to downplay Republican chaos for the Speakership, Newt Gingrich singled out Freedom Caucus members as blackmailers, and Matt Gaetz and Andy Biggs as con men grifting off their opposition to Kevin McCarthy.

"With the people who are 10% of the conference who believe that they can basically blackmail the rest of the conference, but the mathematics are reality. They can blackmail and they are willing whatever the moral virtue of blackmail is they're willing to do it."

'Then there are a handful of people, Gaetz who was just on, and Biggs of Arizona, two examples. They're making money every day," Gingrich said. "I get probably 10 or 15 or 20 emails from those two guys asking me to send them a check."

"It will be interesting for somebody in the conference to ask the two of them, "how much money are you making by holding up the entire process and would you donate that money to a congressional campaign committee?'"

"I think those folks may never be a yes because it's financially to their interest to continue this fight as long as possible," he stated.

Gee, I'm old enough to remember when Newt ran for president to sell his wife's Ronald Reagan tribute videos.

Hell, Gingrich was Trump before Trump, embracing Twitter to throw bombs and even suggesting John Bolton have a cabinet position, long before the former guy.

You know Gaetz and Biggs will never let any money out of their dying, claw-shaped hands. And they learned that from Newton Leroy Gingrich.

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