Former House Republican Newt Gingrich said Monday that the United States is buckling under the pressure of politically-motivated criminal indictments against former President Donald Trump just as he is beginning to surpass President Joe Biden in the polls.
“I think we are drifting towards the greatest constitutional crisis since the 1850s and the rise of secession and the Civil War. I don’t mean that as hyperbole,” said Gingrich. “So what you’re seeing across the country is a desperate, last-ditch effort by a corrupt machine to destroy their most dangerous opponent in a way which not only breaks the Constitution, destroys the rule of law, and establishes a moment of bitterness which I think will last for a generation or more. This is going to be a horrendous period, and we just need to understand: the people who want to control America and dictate to the rest of us will break any law, lie about any topic, and manipulate the system any way they can.”
The former Republican leader added that President Biden has learned over the years by watching Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama make “millions and millions of dollars,” something Republicans in Congress allege he has done via business dealings with his son Hunter Biden. An investigation by the House Oversight Committee has discovered over 170 bank documents tying members of the Biden family to a series of interconnected shell companies that accepted millions of dollars from foreign businesses connected to individuals under investigation by local authorities.
President Trump, Gingrich added, is “a true outsider willing to take on the entire system” who “could destroy their entire machine.”
The Biden Justice Department has so far indicted President Trump twice, once over the alleged mishandling of classified documents and a second time related to election interference. Democrats in Manhattan and Fulton County, Georgia have handed down separate criminal indictments, all timed, say the president’s allies, to hurt his chances in next year’s election against the incumbent Democratic president.
Despite the onslaught, President Trump has surpassed President Biden in head-to-head polls and maintained a massive polling advantage over his rivals for the GOP primary. Voters are flocking to support him against charges they see as politically motivated.