Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich elaborated on a column he wrote last week during a Fox News appears on Sunday regarding one possible fate for members of the Jan. 6 Committee if Republicans recapture the chamber in the 2022 midterms.
In an interview with host Maria Bartiromo, Gingrich, a former Georgia Republican, said members “face a real risk of jail” in expounding on an op-ed he wrote for Newsweek earlier this week titled “The Wolves Will Become Sheep,” arguing that January 6 committee members are likely to have the tables turned on them if the GOP should gain control of Congress.
“You have — both with Attorney General [Merrick] Garland and with this select committee on January 6, people who have run amok,” Gingrich argued.
“What they need to understand is on January 4 next year, you’re going to have a Republican majority in the House and a Republican majority in the Senate. And all these people who have been so tough, and so mean, and so nasty are going to be delivered subpoenas for every document, every conversation, every tweet, every e-mail,” he predicted.
Gingrich went on to blast Garland while describing the Jan. 6 committee as a “lynch mob.”
And he warned that Republicans may look to imprison their political opponents next January by arguing that the inquiry is obliterating the Constitution by “running over peoples’ civil liberties.”
“I think when you have a Republican Congress, this is all going to come crashing down,” Gingrich said. “And the wolves are going to find out that they’re now sheep and they’re the ones who are in fact, I think, face a real risk of jail for the kinds of laws they’re breaking.”
The former Speaker has made it clear he believes his party is cruising for big victories come November.
“It’s very puzzling how much they’re owned by the radicals, and keep doing these dances that just plan fail,” Gingrich said of the Biden administration.
“They keep trying to dig their way deeper, not dig their way out,” Gingrich added, noting that Democrats around the country appear to be doubling down on policies that do not play well with the majority of the country, such as giving non-citizens in New York City the right to vote in local elections.
“Look, I think the best strategy is simple: It ain’t working. You go stand at a gas station and watch people put gas in–it ain’t working. Go to a grocery store and look at the price of beef. It ain’t working. Go look at the 120 ships sitting off of Long Beach. It ain’t working. Go to the border,” Gingrich added.
“The mayor of Yuma declares an emergency because there is a 2,500 percent increase in the number of people coming across the border in his town. It ain’t working,” he continued.
“I think that if Republicans just run on ‘this ain’t working,’ they’ll probably win a landslide of historic proportion in both the House and Senate.”