Earlier this week, Nancy Pelosi asked the House to draft articles on impeachment against Donald Trump. With Democrats having a strong majority in congress, it is likely that Trump will become the 3rd President to be impeached alongside Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton.
During Clinton’s impeachment, Newt Gingrich served as the Speaker of the House. On Friday, the Georgia congressman spoke to Fox News about Donald Trump’s current predicament. Gingrich slammed the strength of the Democrats arguments and said that it’s “sad” to see Trump close to being impeached “on the Eve of Christmas.
Speaking on Fox’s America’s Newsroom, Gingrich said, “The whole thing is a joke. 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.”
The former Georgia congressman was also impressed with Jonathan Turley’s recent testimony. He continued, “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 finished by saying, “And really, on the eve of Christmas it is really sad to see the dishonesty and the partisanship that the House Democrats are displaying.”
While he was speaker of the House, Gingrich decided when to vote on Bill Clinton’s impeachment vote. The vote was held on December 19th, 1998, 6 days before Christmas.
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