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Newt Gingrich: Dems Making Same Mistakes GOP Made 20 Years Ago

By    |   Monday, 04 March 2019 02:43 PM EST

House Democrats are making the same mistakes Republicans did 20 years ago while pushing to impeach then-President Bill Clinton, because the more they attack, the more their fights look "phony," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday.

"Having all their energy absorbed by Donald Trump, who they hate, and the rise of their left-wing activists, that means they have no space left to communicate a winning Democratic party message for 2020," Gingrich told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "I think in that sense, we had some of this problem, frankly, in 1997, 1998 dealing with (President) Bill Clinton. After a while, people render a judgment. They are not going to think this is impeachable."

Instead, people will think the charges are all political and that the constant attacks and investigations are destroying the country," said Gingrich.

"I watched us make that mistake and I will tell you, I think that (Speaker) Nancy Pelosi is doing a better job of cautioning them to go more slowly than I did in 1997-1998," said Gingrich.

"That's where they made a mistake last week with (Michael) Cohen," said Gingrich. "When you put a proven convicted liar on national television that the president of the United States is negotiating over nuclear weapons in North Korea, you give the country a vision of a party that is almost destructive of America for their own partisan reasons."

He predicted that Rep. Jerrold Nadler, while saying Monday that the House Judiciary Committee is launching a new probe of Trump, will find himself in the same dilemma.

Sandy Fitzgerald

Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics. 

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House Democrats are making the same mistakes Republicans did 20 years ago while pushing to impeach then-President Bill Clinton, because the more they attack, the more their fights look "phony," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday.
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