Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Newt Gingrich visits SiriusXM’s The Catholic Channel in 2019. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
By Eric Mack | Sunday, 21 February 2021 11:13 AM
While Democrats are going after Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and former President Donald Trump is slapping back at now-never-Trump Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the GOP is going to ultimately regain power, according to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
“What’s very striking is that President Trump still has such enormous reach in the party that nobody can fight him,” Gingrich told Sunday’s “The Cats Roundtable” on WABC 770 AM-N.Y. “You can complain about him. You can criticize him. But [Mitch] McConnell can’t possibly fight Trump. He doesn’t have a big enough base.
“It’s also a reminder that there is an establishment insider party that sits around at cocktail parties in Washington. And then there’s this huge country outside of Washington. That country in 2015, by about 2-1, did not like the Republican leadership in the Congress. That was the forerunner of us ending up with Trump as a presidential nominee. [Kevin] McCarthy has been much smarter as the House Republican leader to recognize his ability to get the extra seats [to win the House] rests almost entirely on working with Trump, not picking a fight with him.”