Gingrich: ‘What Happened in California Was an Act of War'

Michael W. Chapman
By Michael W. Chapman | December 7, 2015 | 12:22 PM EST

Radical Islamic terrorists Tashfeen

Malik, left, and her husband Syek

Rizwan Farook, who killed 14 people

and would 22 in San Bernardino,

Calif., Dec. 2, 2015.  

Commenting on the radical Islamist terror attack in San Bernardino, Calif., former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that “what happened in California was an act of war,” and that “we need to drop” the idea that these attacks are just “random terror acts.”

“What happened in California was an act of war,” said Speaker Gingrich on Fox’s Hannity on Dec. 4.  “We need to drop this notion that there are these random terror acts.”

“This was an act of war,” he said.  “It was an attack on America by people who want to destroy our way of life.”

Gingrich continued, “And once we get this in our head -- these are acts of war going on. These are people, there are a thousand cases of people preparing to wage war against the United States.”

“And you have an attorney general, and a president, and a secretary of state who are incapable of understanding the reality of the world we live in,” said Gingrich.

Remarking further, Gingrich said, “the president contemptuously talked about how Republicans were afraid of orphans and widows because he apparently has no notion of how often women have been very successful and very effective terrorists.”

“And now we have a new example,” he said.  “Here's a woman who pledges her loyalty to ISIS on her way to kill Americans. Maybe the president will face reality and understand the Republicans who are worried about women terrorists are right. These are real people. These things actually happen.”

“And yet this president seems to live in a fantasy world,” said Gingrich.  “Surrounded by the Secret Service, he's personally safe, but the rest of America is not.” 

Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman

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