Shock! GOP Icon Newt Gingrich Utters Word Of Truth/ Why GOP Pushed For Kavanaugh

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I’ve been long suspicious of why in October 2018, the GOP members in the White House and the US Senate pushed so hard to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh with all of his baggage like a strong reputation for partisanship, his obvious lack of temperament, and the allegations of credible sexual abuse while in a drunken state by women, against him.

Those of us who care about the make-up of the US Supreme Court were scratching our heads because there were numerous alternate jurists, already vetted by their own Federalist Society who were more than qualified but without all the baggage and that could have saved the GOP lawmakers from all the ensuing controversy that developed.

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On the evening of the 25th of October, 2018, the GOP icon and friend to the republican President Donald J. Trump, Newt Gingrich was asked in an interview, “what would happen when the Democratic Party candidates win the majority of seats in the US House of Representatives to where they are in a position to subpoena the president’s tax returns.”

Newt Gingrich responded, “That’s when we find out if the fight to push the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh onto the US Supreme Court was worth it.

In 2009, Judge Kavanaugh wrote an article for the Minnesota Law Review arguing that the US Congress should pass a law to exempt a sitting president from criminal prosecution or investigation.

Judge Kavanaugh wrote“I believe that the president should be excused from some of the burdens of ordinary citizenship while serving in office. We should not burden a sitting president with civil suits, criminal investigations, or criminal prosecutions.”

See Washington Post interview: live interview

See: 2009 article for the Minnesota Law Review

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Here’s the rest of the story…

On October 25, 2018, Caroline Kelly of CNN penned the following report, “Gingrich: Democrats probing Trump tax returns would show if ‘Kavanaugh fight was worth it’

Excerpts:

“Former Speaker of the House and Trump ally Newt Gingrich said Thursday (10/25/18) that if Democrats subpoena President Donald Trump, Republicans will see whether Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s tumultuous confirmation process “was worth it.”

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NEWT GINGRICH (R)
“Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault by several women during his confirmation process starting in September. He and the first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, testified separately before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which was followed by a weeklong FBI investigation into the allegations as protests erupted on Capitol Hill. Kavanaugh, who denied all the accusations, was confirmed by a 50-48 Senate vote.”
“During a live interview hosted by The Washington Post on Thursday evening, political columnist Karen Tumulty asked Gingrich what he expected should Democrats, who could win a majority in the House of Representatives in the coming midterm elections, subpoena Trump’s tax returns.”
“Then they’ll be trapped into appealing to the Supreme Court, and we’ll see whether or not the Kavanaugh fight was worth it,” Gingrich replied.”
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“When Tumulty asked why Trump seemed to be “raising that fear” of being investigated by Democrats, Gingrich said, “That’s because he wants everyone to go vote.”
“He doesn’t care,” Gingrich said of Trump in the talk. “That’s why he has lawyers. They can come at him from 100 levels — he’ll just hire 100 lawyers.”
“He’ll say, ‘Call me when it’s over. I’ve got to do other things, I’ll see you — I’m going to China,’ or ‘I’m going to campaign,’ ” the former speaker added. “But I don’t think he has any fear of the Democrats’ ability to investigate.”

6 comments

  1. Sadly, this comes as no surprise, for I believed from day #1 that was the reason for the push to confirm Kavanaugh come hell or high water before the mid-terms. It’s the tax fraud, but I believe there are other crimes he has committed for which he wants to make sure he cannot be held accountable. He already knows that any talk of impeachment is just that — talk — for there will not be a 2/3 majority in the Senate even under best-case scenario until at least 2021. And so, we now have a president who is literally above the law … what’s another word for such a president? Um … let me think … 🤔 Ah yes! Dictator.
    Hugs!

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  2. Gronda, per your post and comments with Jill, this is not a surprise at all. There were too many other conservative judges that were passed over to get this one. The faux anger over the unjust timing of the accusers was just that. And, the President should be reminded not only did he mock Dr. Ford, he called her evil. As for Newtie, we should be reminded when he was so adamant about Bill Clinton’s affairs, he was in the middle of one of at least two, he has had. Keith

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  3. Dear Keith,

    Well at least Newt Gingrich’s comments explains things.

    The president and Newt Gingrich will never be regarded as having any moral character but they both like to throw mud at others.

    The GOP treated Dr. Ford horribly, but I’m convinced that over time she will be vindicated.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • Agreed. The question our old party could never answer is what does she have to gain? She did not want to come forward, did so out of duty and will be vilified by some narrow minded folks.

      Newt comes across as statesmanlike, but he was ousted as Speaker and did a double flip flip on climate change. Keith

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