Former House Speaker Newt GingrichNewton (Newt) Leroy GingrichMORE (R) on Monday slammed current Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiRepublicans caught in California's recall trap Raise the debt limit while starting to fix the budget 'Justice for J6' organizer calls on demonstrators to respect law enforcement MORE's (D-Calif.) strategy to delay reporting articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE to the Senate, with the Fox News contributor calling Democrats "brain-dead" while noting the tactic is only helping the president in fundraising.
“He ought to send her a beautiful ‘thank you’ note saying that no one has done more to finance my campaign than you have Nancy, please spend the next months convincing people your party is brain-dead,” Gingrich said in an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”
It was reported last week that the Trump campaign raised $46 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, the highest quarterly haul for Trump so far, with the campaign citing impeachment as a driving force behind the fundraising. The president now has more than $100 million at his disposal to begin 2020.
Gingrich, who presided over the impeachment of President Clinton in 1998, also argued that Pelosi's attempt to "bluff" Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell'Justice for J6' rally puts GOP in awkward spot Republicans keep distance from 'Justice for J6' rally House to act on debt ceiling next week MORE (R-Ky.) by sitting on articles of impeachment is ill-advised.
“The idea that Pelosi thinks that she can somehow bluff Mitch McConnell ... verges on requiring a psychologist,” Gingrich said.
“She has no leverage on him," he added. "None. And it makes her look weak and foolish."
Trump ripped the Democratic strategy on impeachment as "a con game" in a tweet Monday morning.
“It is a con game by the Dems to help with the Election!” Trump wrote.
The Impeachment Hoax, just a continuation of the Witch Hunt which started even before I won the Election, must end quickly. Read the Transcripts, see the Ukrainian President’s strong statement, NO PRESSURE - get this done. It is a con game by the Dems to help with the Election!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2020