Gingrich Floats Jail Time for Jan. 6th Committee Members

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The Facts

  • Newt Gingrich, a former Republican MOC and one-time Speaker of the House, suggested that the members of the House Special Committee investigating Jan. 6th might face jail time if Republicans retake the House in 2022.

  • Appearing on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures," Gingrich asserted that the Committee and A.G. Merrick Garland had been "running amok" and "breaking the rules" in pursuit of "innocent people."


The Spin

Pro-Trump narrative

Those running the "so-called" investigation into the Capitol riots have abandoned all pretext of transparency and are trampling on the rights of innocent people. After the 2022 midterms, a Republican-controlled Congress will restore the rule of law and pursue any evidence of unlawful overreach.

Left narrative

Gingrich, a renowned partisan warrior and gadfly, is lashing out at the Special Committee precisely as their dedication starts to yield evidence of a far-ranging plot stretching across the nation and to the highest levels of the Trump administration.


Establishment split

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