Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke out on Thursday night to blast current Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on the one year anniversary of the Capitol riot that took place on January 6, saying that she should have been better prepared for it.
Gingrich explained to Fox News host Laura Ingraham that Pelosi failed her colleagues by not making sure that there was adequate police protection when members of Congress convened to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election.
“Well, I think she is the person who is the most responsible for what happened,” Gingrich said. “It was her job to ensure that there was adequate police, and if they didn’t have adequate police it was her job to ensure that the National Guard was there. So a lot of this, I think, is a dance by the Democrats, who don’t want us to look very closely at what actually happened.”
“If you’ll notice, the political committee they’ve created is, in fact, only looking at political things. They’re not looking at the various ringleaders who’ve not been arrested. They’re not looking at a lot of the details about whether or not the FBI was as involved as provocateurs,” he added. “We know, for example, in Michigan that the FBI was deeply involved in creating an entire project to kidnap the governor, and then pretend it was being done by White nationalists, when in fact all the leading figures were FBI activists. So there’s reason to question everything about what happened on Jan. 6.”
Not stopping there, Gingrich proceeded to double down by weighing in as a former speaker himself.
“Again, as a former speaker, I was deeply offended that anybody would do what they did on the Capitol grounds, but as a former speaker I was also really offended that the current speaker, Pelosi, failed so totally in her job, which was to make sure this didn’t happen. This is a totally nutty environment that we’re currently operating in, and historians will look back on it as a period that’s kind of mildly insane.”
Pelosi has made it her mission to make sure that nobody can forget the Capitol riot that took place on January 6 of last year, with many arguing that she is just using it to shame supporters of Donald Trump. She will undoubtedly be livid to see that Gingrich is blaming her for what she has described as a domestic terrorist attack.