Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who supported President-elect Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election, dismissed efforts by the Green Party and those that were part of the Hillary Clinton presidential effort to change the outcome of the presidential election earlier this month by initiating a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Instead, Gingrich declared that effort to be a sign of the “collapse” of the Democratic Party as being what he deemed a realistic insititution and pointed to other signs including the possibility of Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) being named party chairman as a sign as well.
“[I] think the recount mania is one more example of the collapse of the Democratic Party as a realistic institution,” Gingrich said. “Next we’re going to be told that not only were the Russians engaged but there were Martians who were secretly voting in a variety of hamlets and they were right-wing Martians. And therefore, we need a whole new election.”
“You’re seeing this also with Keith Ellison running for Democratic National Committee chairman,” he continued. “You’re seeing the sort of nutty wing of the Democratic Party begin to take over. And what Hillary [Clinton] said on election night was the right thing to say. If there was a realistic chance that they could turn three states and therefore turn the election, you could say, ‘Alright, I get it.’ There’s not. Nobody believes they’re going to turn Pennsylvania. You don’t turn Pennsylvania, nothing matters. Probably impossible to turn Wisconsin. It’s too big a vote. It’s turn a honest of a state.”
“Even the White House has conceded the Russians weren’t there,” he added. “The Martians weren’t there. None of these explanations works and then you’ve got Michigan. The odds against them turning all three of those states, which is what they would have to do are probably a trillion to one.”
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