Gingrich, Ingraham: Dems speaking out against Franken a ‘lynch mob’

Fox News's Laura Ingraham and former Speaker Newt Gingrich late Wednesday referred to the Democrats speaking out against Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenOvernight Cybersecurity: Fallout from Comey memos | IG reportedly investigating memos over classified info | DNC sues Russia, Trump campaign | GOP chair blasts FDIC over data security Why Smokin' Joe leads the pack of 2020 Democratic hopefuls Pawlenty to announce bid for Minnesota governor MORE (D-Minn.) as a "lynch mob."

Ingraham said on her Fox News show that Democrats who are calling on Franken to step down amid sexual misconduct allegations have come down with a "sudden case of feverish morality."

"But what it really is, is nothing more than a political calculation by the Dems," she said.

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"They have now determined that it's worth sacrificing Franken, just like they did John ConyersJohn James ConyersDem hoping to replace Conyers pushes Trump impeachment Did California's Ro Khanna get duped by Russia's propaganda? Met opera fires conductor after sexual misconduct probe MORE, to save the political Titanic that is their party," she said, referring to the long-time Democratic congressman from Michigan, who resigned earlier this week.

She said the left is "really smart" at using the media to create a narrative that "quickly becomes a political bludgeon." Both Hollywood and the Democrats have objectified and abused women for decades, she said, citing former President Clinton and former NBC host Matt Lauer.

“So I’ll tell you this tonight, be weary of the lynch mob you join today,” Ingraham continued. “Because tomorrow, it could be coming for your husband, your brother, your son, and yes, even your president.”

Her comments come after more than 30 Democratic senators on Wednesday called for Franken to resign after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

Franken is expected to resign from office Thursday after his Democratic colleagues decisively turned on him.

Gingrich echoed Ingraham's views during an interview on her show.

"All these nice people, none of whom have given back the money that they raised from Harvey Weinstein, none of whom have repudiated Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGeorge HW Bush wears 'book socks' to Barbara Bush's funeral to honor her passion for literacy Obamas, Clintons to attend funeral of Barbara Bush Hillary Clinton to fundraise in DC for public charter high school MORE and Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonWith Ryan out, let’s blow up the process for selecting the next Speaker When Barbara Bush praised Bill Clinton, and Clinton praised the man she loved Meet the Democratic sleeper candidate gunning for Senate in Nebraska MORE, none of whom seemed offended in the past, suddenly in a paroxysm of moral outrage, create a lunch mob," he said.

"And what you saw today was a lynch mob. Let's not have due process. Let's not ask anybody any questions. Let's not have any chance to have a hearing. Let's just lynch him, because when we get done lynching him, we'll be so pure," Gingrich said.

Gingrich said the Democratic Party is "losing its mind."

The comments come as multiple public officials in recent weeks have faced allegations of sexual misconduct. Several figures in Hollywood and in the media have lost their jobs and faced other repercussions in the wake of the allegations. 

Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has also been the target of multiple accusations, has refused to drop out of his race.