Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich: Republicans may take back House speakership

Former U.S. Congress Speaker Newt Gingrich (Newt Gingrich) said in a Fox News interview on November 11, with the House of Representatives “split”, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Kevin McCarthy) may bring some moderate Democrats into the camp.

Gingrich told Fox’s “America’s Newsroom” that Republican leader McCarthy may actually be able to form alliances with 10 or 12 Democrats, unless those Democrats separate from the left within the Democratic Party and may not be able to seek re-election when they face re-election in 2022 and are voted out of office.

“If that happens, McCarthy will actually have more maneuverability in the House than Speaker Pelosi,” He added.

According to Gingrich, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still retains power, but her power is “declining” as more liberal rising stars such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., come into the spotlight.

He added: “As Biden comes out of the basement, we see more and more radical positions that moderates are going to be very afraid of.”

The former House speaker under President Bill Clinton noted that the Republicans won control of the House for the first time in 40 years in 1994 and again in 2008 after President Obama’s victory, taking 63 seats in a historic victory.

“So if you’re a moderate Democrat, or even a fairly liberal Democrat, but in a potentially swing district, you have to look at that history and you have to ask yourself, ‘AOC and her allies, are they going to push you off the cliff and make sure that 2022 (House re-election) is a disaster,’ You’re going to end up with a Speaker McCarthy?” Frankly, it’s the most likely outcome,” Gingrich said.

When Biden was scouting out his potential administration officials, his Coronavirus Task Force picked oncologist Dr. Zeke Emanuel, who served as the chief architect of the Affordable Care Act during the Obama administration, and that raised eyebrows.

Emanuel believes the new coronavirus vaccine should be distributed globally and then made available to all Americans, and he doesn’t think a lot of resources should be spent on people over the age of 75. Biden is 77 years old.

Let’s see how many Americans agree,” Gingrich said, calling it the “tip of the iceberg” of activism that could cost Democrats two Senate seats in Georgia in a January runoff election.

Gingrich said the House election results show Americans are not in lockstep with Ocasio-Cortez.