Gingrich: Trump should send Pelosi, 'brain-dead' Democrats 'thank you note' for impeachment delay

Former House Speaker Newt GingrichNewton (Newt) Leroy GingrichMORE (R) on Monday slammed current Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump signs bill averting shutdown after brief funding lapse On The Money: 'One more serious try' on COVID relief yields progress but no deal | Trump tax bombshell shines light on IRS enforcement | Senate passes bill to avert shutdown hours before deadline 'One more serious try' on COVID-19 relief yields progress but no deal MORE's (D-Calif.) strategy to delay reporting articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump signs bill averting shutdown after brief funding lapse Privacy, civil rights groups demand transparency from Amazon on election data breaches Facebook takes down Trump campaign ads tying refugees to coronavirus 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. 

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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 McConnellGOP senators pan debate: 'S---show,' 'awful,' 'embarrassment' 'One more serious try' on COVID-19 relief yields progress but no deal The Hill's Campaign Report: Debate fallout l Trump clarifies remarks on Proud Boys l Down to the wire in South Carolina 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. 

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