For those of us who can remember the Bill Clinton presidency, one person who helped salvage some semblance of a legacy for the adulterous Chief Executive Officer was Newt Gingrich.
Newt served as the U.S. House Speaker from 1995 to 1999. He helped draft the “Contract with America,” a document outlining legislation to be enacted by the House within the first 100 days of the 104th Congress. All but one part of the “Contract with America” were passed by the House.
Gingrich also oversaw the passage by the House of welfare reform and a capital gains tax cut in 1997. The U.S. had budget surpluses from 1998 to 2001.
On Sunday the former Speaker discussed how many seats he expects the Republicans to pick up, in the House of Representatives, during the upcoming midterm elections in November.
He shared the predictions during an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo. “I think we’ll pick up between 25 and 70 seats in the House. We’ll probably pick up about four seats in the Senate,” Gingrich said.
— Maria Bartiromo (@MariaBartiromo) May 1, 2022
Gingrich pointed to the Georgia senate race featuring former football star and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker. Mr. Walker is running as a conservative Republican earning the endorsements of Sean Hannity and former President Donald J. Trump.
“I think that people like Herschel Walker are going to do very, very well. In addition, I would say that if you are in a district that Biden carried by less than 15-20 points, you’re in great danger as a Democrat,” he added.
The Senate is currently in a 50-50 tie with Democrats in the lead as Vice President Kamala Harris when needed, is the tiebreaking vote.
Walker faces Georgia Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, who narrowly defeated Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in a January 2021 runoff election.
Gingrich also predicted that California Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy would be the next Speaker of the House, taking the place of current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
“Kevin McCarthy will be speaker, and I think he will do an amazingly good job,” Gingrich added.
Even though Conservatives tend not to be supporters of McCarthy, because of the bureaucracy on Capitol Hill, Newt is probably right in his prediction that the Minority Leader will get the position.
The remarks followed Gingrich’s comments earlier in the interview that expressed concern over Biden’s cognitive state, which might have contributed to his historically low approval ratings.
“As a citizen, all of us have to worry about having a commander-in-chief who at a minimum seems to be confused a lot and at a maximum may well have a serious cognitive problem,” he noted.
“That should bother all of us way beyond politics, and it’s clearly obvious every single week with President Biden,” Gingrich added.
The former House speaker also took to Twitter on Monday to share his hope for the future of the conservative movement in America.
If conservatives can build a performance-based message on the themes of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, we can govern with a long-term, stable American majority rather than a shorter-lived Republican majority.https://t.co/VIGrrL8ftR
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) May 2, 2022
Newt’s predictions are upbeat about the upcoming midterms, especially when compared to some in the democratic party leadership.
Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently shared that her party would likely face “big losses” in the midterms.
Warren wrote in an April op-ed that was published in The New York Times.
“To put it bluntly: if we fail to use the months remaining before the elections to deliver on more of our agenda, Democrats are headed toward big losses in the midterms,” Warren wrote.
“To put it bluntly: if we fail to use the months remaining before the elections to deliver on more of our agenda, Democrats are headed toward big losses in the midterms,” writes Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts in a guest essay. https://t.co/8qlBq99WUx
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 18, 2022
As a Reagan conservative, I am rooting for Newt to be right again. Our nation urgently needs a U-Turn in the direction we are going.