House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff "hung" Democrats "out to dry" with his actions concerning the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, and they'll likely swing away from wanting to remove the president from office, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Tuesday.
"I think Schiff was so dishonest, so blatantly arrogant, so patently unfair that he personally turned the tide," said Gingrich on Fox News' "Fox and Friends."
There has already been a "huge swing" from independents wanting to impeach the president, said Gingrich, and he thinks other Democrats will follow Michigan Democratic Rep. Brenda Lawrence, who told a radio show Sunday that she no longer sees any "value" in impeaching Trump so close to the election, and instead called for her fellow party members to back a censure resolution.
"For most Americans, this impeachment stuff is Washington junk," said Gingrich. "It never reached the level of being real. They think it's just politicians yammering at each other...I think the energy is going to be available to try to impeach the president is going to go down every single day of the vacation, and I suspect by the time they get back, a lot of Democrats are going to be saying to (Speaker) Nancy Pelosi, 'gee, can't we find something like censure and just get this thing over with and go home?'"
Gingrich also commented on the candidacy of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, saying Bloomberg's money won't make a difference in the race.
"He will discover that being rich the way he is rich and being as arrogant as he is, is not a very good way to try to govern America," said Gingrich.
He also noted Bloomberg's support of China's President Xi Jinping.
"When they started to investigate corruption in China, the Chinese communist said to them, we will pull out every single Bloomberg device in the country and it's going to cost you like a billion dollars a year, and Bloomberg caved instantly," said Gingrich.
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