Gingrich: Beware of Republicans Speaking 'Honeyed Words of Subversion'

By Susan Jones | November 10, 2016 | 8:20am EST
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (AP File Photo)

( - The Trump presidency will be "one of the great adventures of our lifetime," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Fox News's Sean Hannity Wednesday night.

Gingrich dismissed never-Trump Republicans as "whiny, snivelling, negative cowards" who should "drift off into the ashbin of history while we go ahead and work with Donald Trump and with the House and Senate Republicans to create a dramatically new future."


Hannity asked Gingrich if he worries about establishment Republicans in Congress who may turn on Trump in an effort to stop his progress:

"Their technique won't be to turn on him," Gingrich said. "Their technique will be to say ‘Oh, be reasonable. Don’t push too hard. Don’t force the issue. Find a compromise with Democrats. Maybe he shouldn’t name one of the [Supreme Court] justices who are conservative who’s on his list. Maybe he should find a nice moderate acceptable to the Democrats.'

"Down that road is a disaster," Gingrich continued. "And then, so we have to be aware that the danger is not that they’re going to actively fight. The danger is that they’re going to opt for honeyed words of subversion that undermines the entire movement to make America great again..."

Gingrich said he has a "hunch" that "there is a spirit" among lawmakers "of what if we could actually come together to get big things done.

"Now that doesn't mean backing off on anything, but I suggest to you, for example, that a really dramatic infrastructure program will get at least half the Democrats to sign up for it and be exactly in the job-creating direction that Donald Trump has talked about for a year-and-a-half.

"So there are ways to build the next six months that it becomes a really pretty remarkable majority-building project that sets the stage for greater economic growth, greater take home pay, on terms that Trump has campaigned on."

Gingrich, who may be tapped to serve in the Trump administration, predicted that the Trump years "are going to be among the most  extraordinary, creative, inventive, exciting periods in all of American political history."

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