Skip to comments.Gingrich on Franken: Political 'Lynch Mobs Are in This Week'
Posted on 12/10/2017 4:25:34 PM PST by HojczykEdited on 12/10/2017 4:47:15 PM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Sunday defended Democratic Sen. Al Franken, saying calls for his resignation amid sexual misconduct allegations were “purely and simply hysteria.”
In remarks on Fox News Sunday, the Georgia Republican last week compared the Democratic Party response to the sexual harassment scandal as akin to a lynching.
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Newt married his high school teacher. Maybe he could be quiet for a little while.
Newt is usually, well sometimes anyway, smarter than this.
The Loretta Lynch Mob are at the bottom of much of this.
Some amazing memories huh Newt?
um...he hasn’t resigned yet
One of the republicans many defects is they simply don’t know when to just shut up
The real target is Trump.Make no mistake about it.
Uh, Ms. Burke? May I call you Cathy? Um, Cathy, I think the phrase Newt used was "due process," not "to process."
If you're going to write for such a prestigious publication such as Newsweak, you should rely less on Spell Checker and more on a real human proofreader.
There’s a photo of Al Franken and at least the women who made other accusations were photographed with him.
I’d be careful about telegraphing the idea these cases and individuals are all the same or guilty of the same thing.
More is not guilty of the things Franken did.
There’s a big difference between them.
Newt, Newt, Newt. Every time I get on your side you say something stupid like this!
That explains a lot.
Newt’s wrong in this particular case, but I can see where he’s going with this. Once you let the #MeToo hysteria get out of control, it’s going to be tough to stuff it back into the bag.
Theyve unleashed a monster they cant control. He may have been the initial target, but theyre taking out some pretty big names on their own side in the process.
That was because Newt was, essentially, molested by his high school teacher. He was overweight, lonely because he was overly bright but from a dysfunctional family, and she took advantage of this. He was about half her age, literally - he was still a teenager and she was in her 30s.
I think hes right on the political hysteria part, since this has taken on a life of its own and even pretty mild things are now considered rape. But on the other hand, Frankens behavior - which was backed by power - was way beyond just suggestive or bumbling attempts at flirtation. And the accusers seem to be credible.
I agree. Having said that, let’s consider this.
Moore has denied everything.
Conyers, Franken, and others have admitted to what they did.
I don’t see this so much as a lynching, because these guys readily admit they did it.
You could say Moore’s is a lynching, because that truly is just mob rule.
I don’t see a mass rush to judgement in most these cases. Only one has objected, and that mob rule attempt fell flat on it’s face.
It’s a repeat of all of the worst features of McCarthyism, and the liberals can’t see it. Their ignorance is matched only by their arrogance. It’s truly amazing.