With President Joe Biden in the White House and Democrats now controlling the Senate, many conservatives fear that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will use her position to push a radical left-wing agenda.
During a weekend television appearance on Fox News, someone who once held the House gavel said he believes those fears are justified.
Newt Gingrich, who served as House Speaker from 1995 to 1999, told conservative commentator Mark Levin that Pelosi is “the most dangerous speaker of the House we’ve had probably in American history,” the Washington Examiner reported.
“Willing to break the rules”
The former Republican speaker said that Pelosi “doesn’t mind abusing power. She doesn’t mind running over people … she’s so willing to break the rules and to, frankly, just say things that are totally untrue.”
As evidence for this claim, Gingrich pointed to Pelosi’s hometown, a place where left-wing politicians have held unfettered authority for decades.
“She lives in an enclave that is guarded in San Francisco,” the former Georgia congressman pointed out, complaining that Pelosi “is surrounded by left-wing looney tunes” who don’t care about enforcing basic standards of public hygiene.
“There’s a map you can go to on the internet that shows you where feces were that day,” he said. “They don’t distinguish dog and human, but they’ll show you the feces count that day around San Francisco.”
“Think this craziness makes sense”
Gingrich said that Vice President Kamala Harris is cut from the same cloth as Pelosi, as they are both insulated from the consequences of their left-wing policies.
“They come from the center of left-wing nuttiness, and all of their friends at the local country club, or all their friends when they go to a cocktail party, think this craziness makes sense,” he continued.
Levin agreed with his guest’s assessment, and argued that the problem is exacerbated by complacent figures in media who would rather serve as sycophants than hold Democrats accountable.
“Well, what you have right now with the press corps are left-wing lapdogs,” the long-time GOP figure complained. “And their job is to go over and lick the hand of the left-wingers and then try to bite the Republicans.”
“So, that’s their duty,” Gingrich continued. “I mean, they’re just behaving like they’ve been trained to behave.”