May 24, 2022

Newt Gingrich predicts Democrats on January 6th Committee could face prison time

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) has been on a crusade against those involved in the Capitol incursion on Jan. 6. Now the tables are turning — and she can’t take the potential consequences.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich predicted Sunday those on the House select committee to investigate the January 6th attack would “face jail time” once Republicans had the majority in Congress, Newsmax reported. Cheney was indignant at the prospect despite her own pursuit of the rioters.

“A former Speaker of the House is threatening jail time for members of Congress who are investigating the violent January 6 attack on our Capitol and our Constitution,” Cheney tweeted in response to Gingrich’s remarks. “This is what it looks like when the rule of law unravels,” she claimed.

She was responding to what Gingrich said earlier in the day on Fox News. “You’re going to have a Republican majority in the House and a Republican majority in the Senate,” Gingrich said of the 2022 midterms. “And all of these people who have been so tough and so mean and so nasty are going to be delivered subpoenas,” he said.

“And I think when you have a Republican Congress, this is all going to come crashing down,” the former Speaker of the House continued. “And the wolves are going to find out they are now sheep, and they’re the ones who are going to face a real risk of, I think, jail for the kind of laws they’re breaking,” Gingrich predicted.

Cheney has broken with Republicans to join the committee, and recently attended current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s one-year commemoration of the Jan. 6 attacks, Fox News reported. Many see the whole investigation as an effort to make sure former President Donald Trump can’t run in 2024, a charge which Cheney denies.

“We are a committee of Congress. Our responsibility is legislative purpose, to determine what laws we have in place, what additional laws we might need to prevent an attack like that from ever happening again — and we need to understand what happened,” she claimed.

It’s unclear whether Cheney and her Democratic accomplices will face legal consequences for the committee’s investigation. However, it is certain that Cheney is unpopular with her Republican voters and has irreparably damaged her own political career.

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