Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Friday that the Brexit vote proved that "people are sick of their elites" and that does not bode well for Hillary Clinton.
"They are sick of the corruption and sick of being told they have to obey some weird set of ideologies they don't believe in," Gingrich, who represented Georgia from 1979 to 1999, told Greta Van Susteren
on Fox News.
"This is a very strong signal that the election this fall could literally be the American people versus the Washington bureaucrats," he added. "And I think that bodes very, very badly for Hillary Clinton."
Britain's surprise vote Thursday to withdraw from the European Union sent financial markets plunging
around the world on Friday. British Prime Minster David Cameron said he would resign by October in the wake of the referendum.
Gingrich, 73, who spent four years as speaker beginning in 1995, told Van Susteren that Donald Trump's statement in Scotland supporting the outcome showed a "respect [for] the British's people's right to choose.
"In addition, he wanted to reassure them that the unique relationship we have had with Great Britain for a very long time will continue in a Trump administration.
"Do we move towards reform and towards taking back control of our country, or do we continue to allow lawyers and diplomats and bureaucrats to set the path for us?" Gingrich later asked.
"How many things have to fail for the average American to finally decide the bureaucracy and the establishment can't deliver.
"Let's try something new."
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