Newt Gingrich Accuses House Democrats Of Launching A “Legislative Coup D'Etat”
President Donald Trump is unlikely concerned that he will actually be impeached, former Republican lawmaker Newt Gingrich said on Monday, because America is witnessing a “legislative coup d'etat” and not an actual impeachment.
Speaking with the hosts of Fox & Friends, Gingrich accused Democrats of perpetrating a partisan attack on the president by initiating a formal impeachment inquiry.
Asked by co-host Brian Kilmeade if Trump should be concerned about the effect of impeachment on his 2020 re-election bid, Gingrich said no.
“I don’t think [Trump] is particularly concerned about actually being impeached and convicted,” Gingrich said. “I don’t think that’s going to happen.”
“What you’re watching,” he continued, “is a legislative coup d’etat. This is not an impeachment. We ought to quit talking about it as though it is an impeachment.”
The Fox News contributor went on to say that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats already know they will vote to impeach the president, because they have wanted to oust Trump since election night in 2016.
Their impeachment inquiry is merely the Democrats’ latest “gimmick” in their quest to depose the president, Gingrich said.