Gingrich: Many ‘Never Trump’ Republicans ‘Out of Touch With Reality’
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich discussed the “Never Trump” movement among Republicans with Sean Hannity on Wednesday night.
Republicans that identify as “Never Trump” have said they will not vote for the GOP nominee because he is not conservative enough-- or for similar reasons-- and have often gravitated toward Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, as well as Evan McMullin, an independent candidate who announced his bid in August.
“It’s inexplicable that these people are aiding and abetting Hillary,” Hannity said.
Gingrich mostly agreed: “If you so love the past that you want to write off the future, then the Never Trump [movement] makes some sense,” he added:
“Cling to the failed ideas, cling to the failed bureaucracy, cling to the projects that didn’t work…to the war that we didn’t win—but don’t expect the rest of us to be impressed with it,” Gingrich said.
“[They are] so mired in the past [they] are unable to see reality; so unwilling to look at the future.”
Hannity added that he blamed certain key Republicans for engaging in the Never Trump movement, like 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney.
“Two words…Supreme Court,” Hannity said, alluding to the likelihood that the next president will need to fill several Supreme Court vacancies that may come about.
“The key point here is, to suggest there’s any realistic alternative to Donald Trump that’ll be conservative enough is utterly out of touch with reality,” Gingrich concluded.
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