Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich blasted current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her video on social media where she gave up the game and exposed her hypocrisy for everyone to see.
Gingrich ripped Pelosi for her political stunt that backfired when she lollygagged around her multi-million dollar mansion while many small businesses went bankrupt (possibly for good) while they waited on money from the federal government.
“I thought the notion of Nancy Pelosi holding up aid to small businesses while she stood in front of her two very expensive refrigerators and talked about how she loves to have her $11.75-a-pint ice cream to comfort her is the most tone-deaf thing I’ve seen a Speaker of the House do,” Gingrich told “Fox & Friends.”
Newt was referencing Nancy’s appearance via livestream on CBS’ “Late Late Show” last Monday, during which she showed host James Corden her elaborate ice-cream collection while standing in front of a high-end, pricey refrigerator. Pelosi later posted the controversial clip on Twitter, with the caption: “We all have found our ways to keep our spirits up during these trying times. Mine just happens to fill up my freezer.”
Pelosi has since been roundly criticized for showing off her wares while people continue to be laid off and furloughed. Meanwhile, Senate Dems last week rejected a request by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to give unanimous consent to legislation that would have added $250 billion to the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program.
Gingrich said that President Trump has worked very closely with Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx on coming up with a plan to reopen parts of the economy in a safe way.
“Fauci and Birx both have very personal standards. They’ve been advising the president but in the end, the reason you have a president is there are some decisions larger than experts and it’s the job of the president to weigh everything and then try to make the best possible decision.”
Gingrich concluded,”I would say overall you look at our fatality rate and you look at Europe, you can feel pretty good about what the president has done.”