Newt Gingrich was on Fox News today and was asked about Liz Cheney’s latest attacks on the Republican Party.
Cheney is claiming that large portions of the Republican Party is “very sick”.
Here’s what Gingrich said:
“I’ve known Liz for most of her life…and I’m amazed. There’s a deep policy difference, there’s no question. Trump ran in many ways as a repudiation of the Bush/Cheney administration. But to go back home to the people that you claim to represent, to only get 29% support and then decide that the other 61%…that they’re the ones who are wrong, they’re the ones who are sick…I think that Liz has arrogated to herself a standard of being the moral judge of millions of millions of Americans.
There aren’t 73-75 million Americans who voted for Trump because they’re sick. They voted for Trump because they deeply dislike the establishment and no matter what you tell them about Trump, they dislike the establishment even more.
It’s amazing to me that nobody who is in the anti-Trump faction has stopped to say what is it we’re doing that repels so many Americans. Again, Wyoming is a great example. The Cheney name was at one time magic. Now it doesn’t just get beat, it gets humiliated. I mean, 29% is a sign that, take away the Democrats who switched parties to vote for her, she got probably one in every four Republicans. It’s amazing. So I don’t take what she says very seriously.”
He’s absolutely right. There’s been a strong anti-establishment sentiment within the Republican Party for a long time because, just when you think you’ve put them in power to do the right thing, they do something completely different. Repealing Obamacare is the one of the best examples I can think of. Trump had a Republican House and a Republican Senate and the RINOs in the party absolutely refused to go along with their promises to repeal Obamacare. It was a tremendous let down and that’s just one reason why most Americans hate the establishment.
It’s not that we’re beholden to Trump. Heck, I’ve said time and time again that I’d much prefer Governor DeSantis at this point because he’s as solid a conservative as they come and he, like Trump, is a fighter. But even Liz hates DeSantis because he’s aligned himself with Trump.
She’s absolutely on the wrong side of the Republican Party and she can blabber on and on about how much she hates Trump, but like Newt, less and less people take her seriously.