Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday on "Hannity" that he believes the "character assassination" of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and consistent obstruction by Democrats will be rejected by voters in November. 

Gingrich said he "believes in the American people" the same way he believed they would not elect someone as "corrupt" as Hillary Clinton in 2016.

"I might not bet the family farm, but I might bet a horse or too," he said on whether Republicans will retain control of Congress.


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A source familiar with the new FBI probe into Kavanaugh told Fox News it shows no evidence corroborating the allegations of sexual assault or misconduct against the nominee.

Based on that news, Gingrich said he would be "surprised" if two of the Republicans currently on the fence join Democrats in opposing Kavanaugh.

"I think she's a serious person," Gingrich said on Maine Sen. Susan Collins, adding that she, like Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, wanted to see the results of a supplemental FBI investigation of Kavanaugh.

However, Gingrich said he is unsure how Flake will eventually vote.

Flake, along with other Republicans, was verbally dismayed at President Trump's decision to criticize accuser Christine Blasey Ford during a rally in DeSoto County, Miss. on Tuesday evening.

Gingrich said Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is the other uncommitted Republican who he believes will join her party's ranks and vote for Kavanaugh.

Additionally, Gingrich noted that Trump won West Virginia by 46 points and that Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin is up for reelection against Republican Patrick Morrisey.

He said that Manchin is also likely a "yes" vote on Kavanaugh, judging by the current makeup of the Mountain State.


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