Madonna "ought to be arrested" for saying she has thought about blowing up the White House, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich declared Monday.
"She is parallel to the young fascists who ran around town breaking windows, all of whom should be given the maximum sentence," Gingrich told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" about the pop singer's comments during Saturday's Women's March in Washington, D.C., held to protest President Donald Trump's election and statements.
"The truth is, she ought to be arrested for saying she has thought about blowing up the White House."
Gingrich said because of violent demonstrators in Washington, D.C., on Friday, "I had friends who couldn't leave their hotel because he demonstrators broke through the police line and were bottling up people. I had other friends who were hassled trying to get to the inaugural address."
And such protesters, he said, are "young fascists, exactly like the fascists who were in Europe, that believe they have the right to use force to intimidate," Gingrich said. "They do it on campuses all the time. The number of young people I've talked to who were intimidated for saying they're for Donald Trump by their teachers who are being paid by the taxpayers, we are faced with a new left-wing fascism.
"It's showed up all over the country, being supported by George Soros or others. They hate what they see going on, and they claim they have the right – whether you're a gold star family or president of the United States – they have the right to attack you."
Madonna said Sunday her comments, which came during a profanity-laced speech that forced networks to stop their live feeds, were taken out of context and she was speaking metaphorically.
"I am not a violent person," she said in an Instagram post. "I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt."
"I love the left," Gingrich said about her denials. "When they say I dreamed about blowing up the White house, they didn't mean I dreamed about blowing up the White House. They actually mean yellow, purple, banana, but they didn't want to say yellow, purple, banana because it was too shocking. Give me a break.
"News people now understand she's at risk, just like that professor at Missouri last year who asked for some muscle to get rid of the reporter that was a conservative."
Meanwhile, Gingrich said he thinks this week will be a "very exciting" one, as "you're going to get a much deeper sense of what a Trump presidency is like. By the end of this week, it's going to have a lot of action, a lot of impact, he's going to push the Senate very hard, where [Minority Leader] Chuck Schumer's been totally obstructing."
Schumer, he continued is getting "enormous pressure," and has laid down a line that is "hopeless" when it comes to Trump's eventual first Supreme Court pick.
There has also been a great deal of talk equating Trump with late President Andrew Jackson, and Gingrich said there is merit to that.
"I have said over and over again that a large part of Trumpism relates to Andrew Jackson," Gingrich said.
"Theodore Roosevelt was an accidental president, and I've always said if you take Teddy Roosevelt's energy, Jackson's disruption, and P.T. Barnum's sales energy, you get what Donald Trump is all about."
© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.