Democrats are in the hands of the "left-wing" arm of their party and there are no signs showing that will change anytime soon, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said.
In an interview with John Catsimatidis on "The Cats Roundtable" broadcast on AM 970 in New York, Gingrich discussed the Democratic Party, present and future.
"I think they're trying to, but I don't think they can," Gingrich said when asked if moderates among the Democrats can regain control. "The left-wing in the Democratic Party is now so big and so powerful that is very hard to imagine how they're going to be able to get away from the kind of control that's building. And it's partly just toughness."
Gingrich, a Republican who represented Georgia in the House from 1979-1999, added that it's the far-left Democrats who want to stir the pot, not the moderate wing of the party.
"The people who are moderate and common-sense and practical don't like to fight. And the people who are these dominating left-wingers — they enjoy fighting. They think it's good to fight," he said.
"That's part of what we're having to cope with. I watch people who frankly duck and get out of the way because they're confronted with that kind of challenge."
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