Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared on “Fox & Friends” and dropped the hammer on Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.
He explained that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and to a degree Chuck Schumer, “believe they can blackmail the president into accepting really dumb ideas.”
Gingrich said, “this is classic,” and went on to show past examples of how the Dems have used leverage to push through their agenda during to a crisis.
“In 1990, the Democrats blackmailed President George H.W. Bush into breaking his word on taxes where they said they wouldn’t agree to a budget agreement,” Newt said.
“In 2007 and 2008 when Pelosi was first speaker she basically passed terrible legislation, which president George W. Bush felt he had to sign, things which crippled the economy,” Newt added.
“The Democrats continued that for the first two years of Obama and by 2010 we won the House with John Boehner and the slogan ‘Where are the jobs?’”
“So what you have now is a power struggle where Pelosi and Schumer believe they can blackmail the president into accepting really dumb ideas,” he added.
“I think there are some things you negotiate, there are some things you can work out, but I personally do not want to see a Trump-McConnell-McCarthy team that are blackmailed by Pelosi and Schumer and give in,” Gingrich said.
“I think the American people need to understand we can get something done immediately this week.”
“The House has to come back to do it, but they ought to put a lot of pressure on Pelosi and Schumer to put America ahead of partisanship and to try to help solve an American crisis, not just pay off their allies and their interest groups,” he continued.
Newt also posted a tweet later:
“The lack of shame with which Schumer and Pelosi try to blackmail President Trump, Leader McConnell, and leader Mccarthy is breathtaking.”
“Millions of Americans need help -these two Democrats are blocking the help to try to force leftwing policies and money for their interest groups.”