Fiery Gingrich on Dems Opposing Pompeo: Trump Should Hold Rallies in Their States and Call Them Out
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called out the Senate Democrats who are opposing the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of state.
A majority of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee appears ready to vote against Pompeo's nomination, joined by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
The senators have objected to Pompeo's hawkish foreign policy views and criticized him for not disclosing at his Senate confirmation hearing his recent meeting with Kim Jong Un.
Pompeo was confirmed 66-32 to be CIA director last year and Gingrich noted Pompeo is a "brilliant" and qualified candidate to be the nation's top diplomat.
Gingrich said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should tell senators they are not going home for the summer until "every single nominee is approved."
"It is an absolute outrage that the Democrats in the Senate have put partisan advantage above the United States of America," said the former Georgia Republican, whose wife is the Ambassador to the Vatican.
Gingrich called on President Trump to hold "patriotic" rallies in blue states and call out the Democrats' "destructive" behavior.
"The president is running the government with about one-third of the people he ought to have."
Watch the discussion above.