Newt Gingrich Shreds ‘Despicable’ Pelosi For Politicizing Coronavirus
Former House speaker blasted Democrat's attacks as 'despicable'
Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich has blasted Democrat leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for attempting to politicize the coronavirus pandemic.
During a Thursday interview nationally syndicated radio host Hugh Hewitt, Gingrich called Pelosi’s attacks “despicable,” adding it was counterproductive to solving the virus outbreak.
“I think [Mitch] McConnell both in getting all the judges through and in getting the enormous aid package through has been magnificent,” he said.
“He’s extraordinary, one of the most important Senate leaders in American history," he added.
"I think Pelosi has become despicable. I think that her comment the other day comparing President Trump to Nero fiddling while Rome burned was just utterly, totally irresponsible, dishonest, and counter to what Americans need," he continued.
"Americans need to come together to defeat the virus.”
“They don’t need to have petty politicians trying to tear the country apart, or for that matter, petty newsmen at these press conferences trying to tear the country apart,” Gingrich added.
“We need to figure out how are we going to save American lives, beat the virus, and help the rest of the planet beat the virus, and Nancy Pelosi is an absolute negative figure dragging down the country.”
On Thursday, Pelosi pushed to give top-earning Americans tax relief in the next coronavirus stimulus package, despite the Democrats routinely accusing the Republicans of giving tax breaks to big corporations.
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The House speaker also came under fire for pushing $25 million in taxpayer money for the Kennedy Arts Center into the emergency coronavirus stimulus package that finally passed in the Senate.
The Senate passed the massive $2 trillion compromise package by a vote of 96-0, ending days of deadlock and sending the bill to the House of Representatives.
But just hours after the $2.2 trillion economic relief package was signed, musicians who work there were informed they would no longer be paid.