Newt Gingrich: If Kavanaugh Nomination Fails, America Won’t See Conservative Supreme Court Justice ‘In Our Lifetime’
Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich said America won’t see another conservative Supreme Court justice in this lifetime, if the GOP fails to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the bench.
Gingrich cited a Monday incident with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, in which he and his wife Heidi Cruz were verbally accosted at a Washington, D.C., restaurant by anti-Kavanaugh protesters. Cruz and his wife eventually left after the crowd became overly hostile.
“What has happened to America when random left-wing totalitarians think they can violate private property, trespass on restaurant [sic], go in and intimidate a citizen who’s simply trying to have dinner and they think they’re heroes,” Gingrich said on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday.
“The police aren’t called. Nobody’s arrested for trespass. Nobody’s arrested for intimidation. We are watching a period where what we ought to understand is this is about raw power,” he continued.
Two women have accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault. One of the women, Deborah Ramirez, went to Yale with Kavanaugh and claimed she has gaps in her memory and was drinking at the time of the alleged incident.
Gingrich said a Kavanaugh defeat in the Senate would set the GOP’s goal of a conservative Supreme Court back by decades.
“If the left can stop Kavanaugh, we will not get another conservative justice in our lifetime on the Supreme Court,” he concluded.