Former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, a long time top political analyst and best selling author, told Fox News host Sean Hannity Thursday that the presidential election has been mired in corruption and must be investigated if America is to survive.
Gingrich is right and his warning should be headed. He referenced his decades long career since 1958, saying “I’m the angriest I have been in that entire six decades.”
He reiterated that a “group of corrupt people who have absolute contempt for the American people who believe we are so spineless, so cowardly, so unwilling to stand up for ourselves that they can steal the presidency.”
The corrupt bureaucrats that targeted President Donald Trump since the start of his presidency believe we – the American people – will do nothing but “wring our hands,” he said.
The “hope is that President Trump will lead the millions of Americans, who understand exactly what’s going on – the Philadelphia machine is corrupt, the Atlanta machine is corrupt, the machine in Detroit is corrupt – and they are trying to steal the presidency and we should not allow them to do that,” Gingrich went on to say.
I’m grateful I’m not the only one feeling this way. This is not about being a soar loser this is about election corruption and suppression of the will of the American people. We’ve been watching this same routine of targeting President Trump since he was elected in 2016 and our nation’s foundation is eroding. Soon there won’t be the America of our fore-fathers but something far different than we could have ever imagined. A nation cannot survive this type of systemic corruption.
Gingrich’s comments from Fox News show Hannity Thursday night:
First of all, under federal law, we should lock up the people who are breaking the law. To stop somebody from being an observer, you just broke federal law. Do you hide and put up papers so nobody can see what you are doing? You just broke federal law. You bring in ballots that aren’t real? You just broke federal law.
I am sick and tired of corrupt left-wing democrats who believe that we are too timid and too easy to intimidate, and therefore let us just go out and steal it. That’s exactly — no one should have any doubt.
You are watching an effort to steal the presidency of the United States. And this is not about Donald Trump. This is about the American people. the American people have the right in an honest election with honest legitimate ballots to pick their leader or are we now just sheep to be dominated by these high-tech businesses, the news media, and the various political machines? And are we are supposed to surrender? I think this is one of the great, this is a crisis in the American system comparable to Washington on Christmas Eve or comparable to Lincoln and Gettysburg. This is a genuine deep crisis of our survival.NEWT GINGRICH
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Cuomo says he’ll ‘fully cooperate’ with NY AG’s review of sexual harassment claims
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Wednesday that he will “fully cooperate” with the state attorney general’s independent review into sexual harassment allegations made against the currently scandal-ridden governor, saying, “I fully support a woman’s right to come forward.”
Last Wednesday, Lindsey Boylan, who served in his administration for over three years, accused Cuomo of suggesting to her on a 2017 flight that they play strip poker, inappropriate touching, and kissing her on the lips without her consent.
Following Boylan’s accusations, 25-year-old Charlotte Bennett alleged the governor indicated interest in having an affair with her while she was serving in his administration as a health policy adviser. In a Saturday New York Times report, Bennett told the newspaper that Cuomo asked her if she had “ever been with an older man,” adding that “age doesn’t matter” in relationships.
At Wednesday’s press briefing, the Empire State governor addressed the accusations leveled against him over the past seven days by three women and New York Attorney General Letitia James’ (D) independent review into those claims, which she announced on Monday was formally proceeding.
“As you probably know, the attorney general is doing an independent review, and I will fully cooperate with that review,” Cuomo said at the beginning of his statement. “Now, the lawyers say I shouldn’t say anything when you have a pending review until that review is over. I understand that, I’m a lawyer, too. But, I want New Yorkers to hear from me directly on this.”
“First, I fully support a woman’s right to come forward,” the governor began. “And I think it should be encouraged in every way. I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it. I feel awful about it, and frankly I am embarrassed by it, and that’s not easy to say. But that’s the truth.”
This echoes what Cuomo said in a Sunday statement about the allegations, in which he stated he “may have been insensitive” during his tenure but charged his accusers of misinterpreting his actions, saying, “I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation… I am truly sorry about that.”
During his Wednesday remarks, Cuomo iterated “I never touched anyone inappropriately,” repeated that sentence, then said “I never knew at the time that I was making anyone feel uncomfortable” and repeated that one too.
“And I certainly never, ever meant to offend anyone or hurt anyone or cause anyone any pain. That is the last thing I would ever want to do,” he continued. “I ask the people of this state to wait for the facts from the attorney general’s report before forming an opinion. Get the facts, please, before forming an opinion.”
“I also want you to know that I have learned from what has been an incredibly difficult situation for me as well as other people, and I’ve learned an important lesson,” the governor said at the end of his statement. “I’m sorry. I’m sorry for whatever pain I caused anyone, I never intended it, and I will be the better for this experience.”
Amid Boylan and Bennett’s allegations, another report of Cuomo sexually harassing a woman has cropped up. On Monday, a woman named Anna Ruch accused the governor of placing his hands on her cheeks—without her consent—at a 2019 wedding reception and asking if he could kiss her. A photograph of the two together at the event has also been circulating on social media.
Asked at Wednesday’s briefing about the pictures that have resurfaced of him being touchy with people, particularly that of him and Ruch, the governor claimed that it is his way of greeting people.
“I understand the opinion of—and feelings of—Ms. Ruch,” Cuomo said. “You can find hundreds of pictures of me making the same gesture with hundreds of people—women, children, men, etc. You can go find hundreds of pictures of me kissing people. […] It is my usual and customary way of greeting.”
Moreover, the governor said that his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, would do the same thing.
“By the way, it was my father’s way of greeting people,” Cuomo said, explaining, “You’re the governor of the state, you want people to feel comfortable, you want to reach out to them.”
He also mentioned that he kisses and hugs legislators and noted that at an event in Queens the other day he hugged pastors and state assembly members.
Furthermore, the governor said that his intent “doesn’t matter,” saying, “What it matters is if anybody was offended by it.”
“But if they were offended by it, then it was wrong,” he added, going on to say that if they were offended or hurt by it, he apologizes.
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