Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on "Hannity" that Joe Biden's presidential bid will be hindered by his longtime involvement in a political system that became "steadily more corrupt."

After announcing his run last week, the Scranton, Pa., native made his first campaign speech at a Teamsters hall in Pittsburgh Monday.

"The stock market is roaring. But you don’t feel it. There was a $2 trillion tax cut last year. Did you feel it? Did you get anything from it?" Biden asked, as the audience chanted "No" in response.



The 76-year-old former U.S. senator made the case that the middle-class is still struggling and wages remain stagnant despite the economic strength of the last few years.

But Gingrich said Biden's "biggest burden" to overcome will be accusations that was part of a "corrupt system," emphasizing the FBI's counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign in 2016.

"The power structure decided it could protect its favorite and destroy the person it disliked and it could do all of it outside the law in a way that is clearly a violation," he said, accusing Biden and former President Obama of attempting to "undermine the results of an election."

He said President Trump was right to call it an attempted "coup." Gingrich said Trump's lack of discipline and focus remain the biggest obstacles to his re-election.

Watch the full discussion above. 


Ingraham on Biden's Criticism of Trump Economy: If You Can't Beat Him, Change the Scoring

Jarrett: Hillary Clinton's Comments on Mueller Report Show 'Breathtaking' Hypocrisy