Gingrich: Jill Stein represents 'nut wing of American politics'
By MADELINE CONWAYShare on Facebook
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich criticized Jill Stein’s push for a partial Recount
of the presidential election on Tuesday, suggesting that the Green Party candidate “represents sort of the nut wing of American politics.”
Gingrich, a Republican and adviser to Donald Trump, dismissed Stein’s call for a recount in Wisconsin and other Midwestern states that the president-elect won, arguing on Fox News that “there is not a single state in the country, not one, where a recount would allow her to win.”
Gingrich, also noting that the White House has refuted unsubstantiated claims that the election results were compromised, suggested that a “nut fringe” emerges when liberals do poorly in elections. Gingrich also tried to tie Stein’s push to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which has said its lawyers will attend recount proceedings but says it has found no evidence that the election results are illegitimate.
“When the left loses as badly as they have, at every level from local state legislatures to governors to Congress to the presidency, you begin to get this sort of nut fringe showing up,” Gingrich said. “The fact that Hillary's people are associating with her, I think tells you how desperate and how disoriented Hillary's campaign has become, and the whole thing is a joke.”
Later, Gingrich added that Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison’s status as a frontrunner to be Democratic National Committee chairman also signals that the Democrats are in disarray. Ellison is a favorite of the party’s liberal wing, and several establishment figures have backed him as the Democrats assess how to move forward after Clinton’s stunning loss earlier this month.
“These are things that don’t happen when parties are healthy and when movements are healthy,” Gingrich said. “But the left is in the process right now of sort of spinning out of control and getting goofier and goofier.”