Gingrich Says It’s Mean to Impeach Trump Before Christmas (Gingrich Impeached Clinton 6 Days Before Xmas)
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich called out House Democrats for trying to impeach President Donald Trump “on the eve of Christmas” during an interview with Fox News, Friday.
“The whole thing is a joke,” declared Gingrich. “It is, frankly, very, very close to what Clarence Thomas once described as a modern-day lynch mob. The Democrats have no interest in the facts.”
“I think that Jonathan Turley, the professor who voted against Trump, but who nonetheless came back and testified the other day that of all the two impeachments that have occurred… Clinton and Johnson back in the 1860s, this is the weakest of the three,” Gingrich continued. “He said it is an embarrassment to the country, it lowers the prestige of the House, and that it’s the House which is abusing power. Now, Turley is a Democrat, but as an expert, I think he actually outlined exactly what we’re up against.”
“And really, on the eve of Christmas it is really sad to see the dishonesty and the partisanship that the House Democrats are displaying,” he concluded.
Though Gingrich was mocked online for claiming it was the “eve of Christmas,” former President Bill Clinton actually was impeached by the House on Dec. 19 1998, just days before Christmas.
As The New York Times reported the day after, on December 20 1998, “William Jefferson Clinton was impeached on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice today by a divided House of Representatives, which recommended virtually along party lines that the Senate remove the nation’s 42d President from office.”
A) Stop comparing things to lynch mobsB) Stop pretending anything that happens in Dec. is an attack on Christmas
Gingrich on impeachment: "It is frankly very, very close to what Clarence Thomas once described as a modern day lynch mob .. on the eve of Christmas it's really sad" pic.twitter.com/WmSatk1DXg
— Lis Power (@LisPower1) December 6, 2019
Twitter had a field day:
Under Gingrich's leadership in 1998, the House voted to impeach Bill Clinton six days before Christmas. https://t.co/lALzmiVM4C
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) December 6, 2019
"on the eve of Christmas is really sad" 😂
Gingrich's GOP voted to impeach Bill Clinton on……Dec. 19th (!!) 1998. https://t.co/JyeDZCnNGu
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) December 6, 2019
1) You know Republicans are getting desperate when they're using the proximity to Christmas as part of their defense.
2) When Newt Gingrich was Speaker in 1998, the House voted to impeach Bill Clinton six days before Christmas. https://t.co/KaGh9fn3Ge
— Blake Ruane (@blakeruane) December 6, 2019
Bill Clinton was impeached 6 days before Christmas in a process largely driven by this flabby bitch right here https://t.co/M0l3riMjdk
— Crashing Bore (@simonosbore) December 6, 2019