Moments ago, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich responded to the his controversial appearance on Fox News yesterday where host Melissa Francis suggested he not bring up George Soros, leading to an extremely awkward and bizarre exchange.
In case you missed it, this is what took place.
This is one of the weirdest exchanges I’ve ever seen on TV. @newtgingrich correctly points out that George Soros threw an unprecedented amount of money into DA races all over the country to elect radicals and Fox News basically told him to shut up. WTF? pic.twitter.com/IxwcLG2gOH
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) September 16, 2020
Gingrich has responded by sharing an article from Nick Short who wrote “Newt Gingrich will not be silent about George Soros.” The title of the story is “The Soros Cover-up”
The piece by Short links several examples of why Soros should not be ignored based on the magnitude of his donations alone.
Soros gave $333,000 to the Safety and Justice PAC in 2016 to support then-Cook County District Attorney candidate Kim Foxx in Illinois—who is currently presiding over terrible violence and mayhem in Chicago, where murders are twice what they were in 2019.
…Soros and his organizations spent $1.7 million to help get Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner elected in 2018. Before being elected, Krasner earned a name for himself by suing the Philadelphia Police Department 75 times. Since he took office, dozens of experienced prosecutors have either been fired or resigned. Criminal prosecutions have plummeted and crime has risen. Philadelphia now has the second-highest murder rate among large cities in the country.
One of Soros’s favored PACs spent $402,000 to support a failed San Diego County District Attorney bid by Geneviéve Jones-Wright. In 2016, a Soros-funded super PAC donated $107,000 to benefit Raul Torrez in his Bernalillo County District Attorney primary—which he won by a 2-to-1 margin. In fact, Soros’s huge funding prompted the Republican running to bow out because it was just too expensive to run against Torrez.
Meanwhile, many conservative Twitter users are not happy with Fox News Host Melissa Francis and are demanding an explanation.
She has yet to tweet about the incident.
Here is just a small sample of what some wrote:
“It’s not going away Melissa. Why embarrass Newt and tell him not to mention Soros? It’s a simple question and the longer you go without addressing it the more it will hurt your credibility.”
“It’s not gonna go away Melissa so you may just want to address it. Again, you have always been one of my faves – we just wanna know why.”
“Why did you support shutting down Speaker Gingrich on Outnumbered yesterday? My trusting what you say going forward decreased greatly.”
“Why didn’t you want to discuss Soros on Outnumbeted?” (sic)
It’s not going away Melissa. Why embarrass Newt and tell him not to mention Soros? It’s a simple question and the longer you go without addressing it the more it will hurt your credibility.
— Kevin Butts (@BuckyJoe1) September 17, 2020
Why did you support shutting down Speaker Gingrich on Outnumbered yesterday? My trusting what you say going forward decreased greatly.
— Lisa Davis (@Idahoprairiegal) September 17, 2020