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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich ripped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, calling her a “dictator” with “no respect for the rule of law.”
During an interview on “The Cats Roundtable” radio show, Gingrich told host John Catsimatidis that Pelosi is becoming a “dictator.”
“As a former speaker of the House, I think that the U.S. House is very, very, very important,” Gingrich said.
“And watching Pelosi become a dictator, watching her break every single rule, watching her run things entirely on her own, I think, is the most destructive thing I’ve seen done by any American politician in a very, very long time,” he added.
“And I think that we will see for years from now that problem. There’s no respect for the rule of law at the border,” he said.
He added: “There’s no respect for the rule of law when it gets involved in an issue that the left-wing cares about.”
“Although we already have inflation — and we already see gasoline prices going up, food prices going up, housing prices going up, car prices going up — they are going to try to pass these two gigantic bills that we’re going to put even more pressure on the economy,” he said.
Gingrich has come out strong against current Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, condemning her as the “greatest threat to constitutional liberty in our lifetime.”
Gingrich refused to hold back, comparing Pelosi’s actions to that of current and past dictators in his scathing remarks.
He argued that Pelosi’s behavior has been enabled by a “cowardly caucus” unable, or afraid to stand up to Pelosi.
“With the passive support of an apparently cowardly caucus, she is behaving like a dictator more like Fidel Castro, Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin, or Nicolás Maduro,” said Gingrich in an op-ed for Fox News on Monday. “Pelosi ordered and kept the fencing around the U.S. Capitol for months – even when members of her own party were calling for it to come down.”
“She stripped a duly elected Republican of all her committee assignments,” Gingrich added. “In recent weeks, she has dictated to the minority party what members it can have on a bipartisan commission.”
Gingrich detailed how Pelosi is using her powers to threaten members of Congress and their staff for refusing to follow her rules on masking up in the halls of Congress.
“Now, she is threatening to have members of Congress and their staffs arrested if they do not follow the mask mandate which exists by her own decree,” he said.
“If her power, arrogance, and destructiveness are allowed to continue growing, she will shatter the precedents of the U.S. House, undermine hundreds of years of common legislative precedent going back to the Magna Carta of 1215, and the destroy the established principle that those who write laws are still subordinate to them,” he said.
He concluded: “There are probably 100 Democrats who represent districts wherein prostituting themselves for a Pelosi dictatorship would be politically expensive – if people back home understood what was happening and why it mattered. I am enraged at this raw use of power to destroy the precedents and patterns which have made the U.S. House of Representatives a remarkable bulwark of freedom and a symbol for people around the world.”
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