The Staggering Hypocrisy of Newt Gingrich

If you need further proof of what a slimy hack and hypocrite Newt Gingrich is, just look at what he said at the National Press Club on Friday. In defending Trump, he said that a president cannot obstruct justice. Bill Clinton to the white courtesy phone.

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After questioning Clinton’s use of executive privilege as well, Gingrich then delivered a similarly harsh address before his former political committee, GOPAC. “What you have lived through for 2 1/2 years is the most systematic, deliberate obstruction of justice, coverup and effort to avoid the truth we have ever seen in American history, and the time has come to say to the president, ‘Quit undermining the law in the United States. Turn over the evidence,’ “ he said.

What he meant to say, of course, is that the Republican president of the United States cannot obstruct justice.

About Ed Brayton

After spending several years touring the country as a stand up comedian, Ed Brayton tired of explaining his jokes to small groups of dazed illiterates and turned to writing as the most common outlet for the voices in his head. He has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show and the Thom Hartmann Show, and is almost certain that he is the only person ever to make fun of Chuck Norris on C-SPAN.