Newt Gingrich Attacks House GOP Rebels

( – Angering many conservative Republicans who are sick and tired of the way the United States Congress has operated under both GOP and Democrat leaders for years, former United States House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich smeared the House GOP rebels who have opposed Kevin McCarthy in his quest to become Speaker, calling them “20 deranged disrupters.”

According to Breitbart News in a piece headlined “Newt Gingrich: ’20 Deranged Disrupters’ Oppose Kevin McCarthy as Speaker”:

“Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said this week that a minority Republican opposition to naming Rep. Kevin McCarthy as speaker only serves Democrat objectives.

“Causing pain to their own party seems to be an ‘enjoyable hobby’ for these disrupters, Gingrich said, in a sobering essay on ‘Republican demoralization.’ He said it is something akin to ‘watching someone burn down their own home so they can enjoy the fire.’

“Moreover, thinking about the monumental challenges facing the Republican Party and the conservative movement has become a ‘sad, frustrating, unsettling business,’ the former speaker asserted, mostly because of the infighting that prevents the party from moving forward.” [emphasis added]

Gingrich went further, calling the 20 “a group of tired toddlers.”

One longtime political pundit we spoke with said, “Evidently, Newt has forgotten when he moved from being a backbencher in the House to Speaker through similar disruptive tactics.”