Newt Gingrich says Republican Party is ‘mired in stupidity’ during CPAC speech
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) thinks the Republican Party is as “mired in stupidity as it was in 1976.”
“We have the dominant wing of this party that has learned nothing,” he said during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday morning.
Perhaps the former presidential hopeful might still be bitter he lost the Republican nomination for president in 2012.
Many attendees were eager to hear what he would say during his speech after he criticized the conference and its organizers during an interview with nationally-syndicated radio host Laura Ingraham, in part for its decision to disinvite moderate Republicans like Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) to this year’s conference. He reversed his position during the speech, however, calling this year’s CPAC a “remarkable” one.
Gingrich continued on to attack the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, whom he believes are dragging their feet when it comes to enacting change in Washington. ”They control every committee and every sub-committee in the House, ” Gingrich said in exasperation. “They could be having a hearing every week on the future.”
“It is virtually impossible to get Washington D.C. to actually learn how to think about a new world,” he added.