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Tags: Barack Obama | Newt Gingrich | newt gingrich | obama | gerrymandering

Newt: Don't Take Obama's Partisan Gerrymandering Fight Seriously

By    |   Wednesday, 28 August 2019 08:50 AM

Former President Barack Obama's anti-gerrymandering initiative, which has come under fire from Republicans who say he only wants changes that benefit Democrats, shouldn't be taken seriousy "if he tries to posture that it's about good government," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday.

But still, Gingrich told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" Obama has the right to fight for his party.

"He is a liberal Democrat," said Gingrich, who is a Fox contributor. "He would like to see lines drawn to favor liberal Democrats. I think President [Donald] Trump prefers to see lines drawn to favor conservative Republicans."

Obama's moves could also have some implication for the partisan balance in the House of Representatives, said Gingrich.

"The ultimate problem liberal Democrats have is that their votes tend to be very concentrated in large cities and [it's] very, very hard to get enough congressional districts to fit those cities unless you do a Democratic gerrymander and drive a line through three or four or five rural counties," Gingrich said.

Gingrich also commented about Joe Biden's presidential campaign and comments the former vice president and senator has been making about racism always being around.

"Biden in his early career was against busing," said Gingrich. "He explained that segregating was probably good. So in a way, he sort of personifies what he is talking about."

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Former President Barack Obama's anti-gerrymandering initiative, which has come under fire from Republicans who say he only wants changes that benefit Democrats, shouldn't be taken seriousy "if he tries to posture that it's about good government," former House Speaker Newt...
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