Gingrich: Dems Displayed 'Most Despicable Behavior By a Major Party in Modern History'
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Thursday on "The Ingraham Angle" that the Democrats at the Kavanaugh hearing displayed the "most despicable behavior by a major party in modern history."
"Is there a single Democrat with the guts to stand up and vote for this judge?" Gingrich asked, calling the proceedings an "utter character assassination."
He and Ingraham mentioned several red-state senators who should consider joining Republicans, including Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of Indiana.
In a late evening statement obtained by Fox News, another red-state senator, Doug Jones of Alabama, announced he will be voting against Kavanaugh's confirmation.
"The Kavanaugh nomination process has been flawed from the beginning and incomplete at the end. Dr. Ford was credible and courageous and I am concerned about the message our vote will be sending to our sons and daughters, as well as victims of sexual assault. I will be voting no," Jones' statement said.
Gingrich said the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein of California "was once a responsible and honorable person" but acted otherwise at the hearing.
"The way Feinstein did this [concerning the leaked letter from accuser Christine Blasey Ford] was utterly and totally despicable," he said.
Gingrich also called for Republicans to file ethics charges against some of those on the Democratic side of the committee.
"[They] deliberately created a firestorm of character assassination at the last possible moment," he said.
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