Newt Gingrich Says Jan.6 Panel Members Could Face Future Jail Time

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Former Republican Speaker Newt Gingrich says that the Congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot could have to answer for themselves in the future. During an appearance with Fox News, Gingrich suggested that some members of the panel may face jail time for their work.

The Hill reports:

Gingrich, who has reportedly been advising Republican leadership over the last several months, predicted during an appearance on Fox News on Sunday that the GOP will regain control of Congress after this year’s midterm elections and will avenge what leading Republicans have said is a partisan investigation led by Cheney and Democrats.

“You’re going to have a Republican majority in the House and a Republican majority in the Senate. And all of these people who have been so tough and so mean and so nasty are going to be delivered subpoenas,” Gingrich said,  adding the lawmakers heading up the commission are “just running over the law.”

“And I think when you have a Republican Congress, this is all going to come crashing down,” he continued. “And the wolves are going to find out they are now sheep and they’re the ones who are going to face a real risk of, I think, jail for the kind of laws they’re breaking.”

House Select Committee member Rep. Liz Cheney slammed Gingrich over his remarks to Fox News.

“A former Speaker of the House is threatening jail time for members of Congress who are investigating the violent January 6 attack on our Capitol and our Constitution,” Cheney said in a tweet on Sunday. “This is what it looks like when the rule of law unravels.”

Cheney is one of the two Republicans on the House committee and is currently facing an uphill re-election battle.



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BillyQ
BillyQ
4 months ago

All politicians are above the law we don’t live in a fair country anymore and our government is corrupt

Recce1
Recce1
4 months ago
Reply to  BillyQ

I understand your sentiment. Perhaps MANY, far too many, politicians are above the law, BUT not ALL.

That’s why I’d Iike to see Term Limits and a repeal of the 17th Amendment to give the State legislatures a say in the US Senate again.

Arthur Bauer
Arthur Bauer
4 months ago
Reply to  Recce1

Term limits for sure. Service in Washington was never meant to be a career choice.

Recce1
Recce1
4 months ago
Reply to  Arthur Bauer

You’re so right! My grown son even believes we should limit the percentage of law school graduates in Congress at any one time.

Also, maybe we should limit the revolving door between Congress Critters and corporations and tax exempt institutions like we used to do between military Regular Commissioned Officers and corporation (include the Media perhaps). I believe we used to have a 5 year space.

PS; I do like the Starship Troopers movie phrase, “Service Guarantees Citizenship” though.

lynn
lynn
4 months ago
Reply to  Recce1

Why would you want state legislators to choose the state’s Senators rather than the state’s voters? If a state legislature is controlled by one party wouldn’t it be more likely to choose two Senators from only that party? Removing the 17th Amendment might stop the financial shenanigans that currently go on in Senate races but it would just move them to the state level.

Recce1
Recce1
4 months ago
Reply to  lynn

I understand your dilemma. So why would I favor a Republic over a DEMOCRACY, especially a Fabian Socialist one? Ask the Founders and Framers of this ONCE great REPUBLIC once under an exegetically interpreted Constitution.

You’re advocating a ZERO Sum game. I do not. Do you advocate for a National Vote Interstate Compact? Do you favor doing away with the Electoral College concept? Again, I DO NOT advocate for these measures.

I also advocate for Term Limits and allowing State Legislatures to split their US Senate votes as does NE. I also advocate IMPEACHMENT or RECALL of US Senators by their State LEGISLATORS. Give the STATES, who by the way created the federal government under the Constitution, representation in Congress as the Framers intended. Pass and ENFORCE with DRACONIAN penalties campaign and legislative financial abuse laws. REQUIRE specifics on legislator (AND family) investments, not broad ill-defined generalities.

So, it’s just that I for one don’t want to continue with a broken system. If we can’t at least limit the rampant corruption, hoist the offending Senators by their own petards.

lynn
lynn
4 months ago
Reply to  Recce1

I’m not sure what I said resulted in such an extended dissertation. I believe that voters, not elected politicians, should continue to have the right to choose the Senators who represent their states. I absolutely do not support federalizing our elections, or eliminating the electoral college.
As for the rest, there are pros and cons to term limits but that deserves discussion, states have the right to recall if the voters approve it, we have financial laws but it is their oversight and enforcement that falls short. Our choice of elected representatives is the path to enforcing those laws.

Recce1
Recce1
4 months ago
Reply to  lynn

Dissertation? What I believe you don’t understand is what a republican form of governance the Framers intended or how representatives are replaced if need be.Can I assume you’re a liberal Democrat that favors pure democracy?

I also see you resent edification. Is this succinct enough for you?

lynn
lynn
3 months ago
Reply to  Recce1

Interesting that you turned my objection to state legislatures appointing Senators into the idea that I oppose our form of government and our system of elections. That is not what I said or implied and is in direct opposition to my stance which SUPPORTS our system of government as it stands. Opposition to an opinion, as yours favoring the removal of the 17th Amendment, is not a refusal to be ‘intellectually improved’ it is the expression of my opinion.
I am neither a Democrat nor a progressive nor I do favor a pure democracy over our republic. I am a conservative Republican who finds it disappointing that because I do not agree with you and because of your mistaken assumptions about my political stance, you have presented yourself as somehow morally superior. We constantly face the use of that tactic by Democrats and the left, we do not need to attack each other with it.

Recce1
Recce1
3 months ago
Reply to  lynn

What other card are you going to play besides the “morally superior” card?

The 17th Amendment was part of the late 1800’a early 1900’s agenda/ Today it’s the Interstqatge Voting Compact/

OldestSeaDog
OldestSeaDog
4 months ago

I must say, all those doing this bogus investigation AGAIN should answer for their crimes.
Let us hope those that are part of this Parody of Justice are hit with charges/crimes that they DO go to jail for.

Car
Car
4 months ago

It would be refreshing if some democrats go to jail for their bogus unending tax funded investigations for political gains. I would regain faith in our government.

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
4 months ago

Sound’s like there’s there’s gonna be a “demo(n)©’rat’ & RINO” hunting-expedition, in the DC-Swamp, soon❓Hope they fill Liz Cheney’[email protected]$$, full of lead, goddamned RINO-neo-cons, are the worst‼️

Rob
Rob
4 months ago

Cheney has prospered and survived on her daddy’s shirt tails, assisted by his membership in the Elitist Deep State. It’s the old Pig & Lipstick gig, like a Ho is a Ho whether in DC or the other side of the tracks! Like him or hate him, Trump took the blinders off middle America’s eyes about how our Government really operates and no matter what, those blinders will never again be worn! I just hope the people of Wyoming that she’s “ a highest bidder” friend and send her packing! Jail would be too good, send her to Afghanistan !!

Ed D.
Ed D.
4 months ago

All talk and no action. Typical republican hyperbole. These RINO’S never do anything to the democommie when they control it all.

Donna Rogers
Donna Rogers
4 months ago

It is time for all corrupt politicians to face the music with jail time, Republicans and Democrats.

MNIce
MNIce
4 months ago

I want more context on Gingrich’s comments. I’m sure he’s aware of the Constitution’s immunity from arrest for statements made by members of Congress. Yes, these members are abusing their power. But I don’t see how the Judicial branch can get involved, as would be necessary for “jail time.” There would have to be evidence of a statutory violation, such as bribery or sedition, in their actions.

Casey
Casey
4 months ago

While Newt is right, NOTHING ever gets done to the corrupt politicians – NOTHING.

Tom
Tom
4 months ago

Jail time for felons. Cheney is a felon.

Bobby Myrick
Bobby Myrick
4 months ago

Has anyone wondered where all the trillions actually went? Can you say slush fund?

DanTheMan
DanTheMan
4 months ago

Liz Cheney should go ahead and change her party affiliation to Democrat since she is talking just like Democrat.She thinks she still has a chance to win the Republican Primary in the state of Wyoming. She is going to lose BIG and won’t be around in 2023…. Another RINO gone…….

George Myers
George Myers
4 months ago

BYE FELICITY!!

lynn
lynn
4 months ago

Adam Schiff presented an edited version of a text to the committee that was forwarded to Jim Jordan and which he forwarded to Mark Meadows. The committee publicly claimed that it had ‘inadvertently’ added a period but IGNORED that the balance of the text was removed. That was a lie and Schiff’s version was a misrepresentation of facts. How many other versions of texts and phone messages were or will be manipulated, how many of the reports they plan to release between now and November 2022 will be honest representations of what the committee found? How many of those reports will a repetition of Schiff’s claims throughout 2017 and 2018 that he’d “seen the evidence” that never materialized.
President Biden removed former President Trump’s right of Executive Privilege over documents from his term. That action set a precedent that can be used in the future for ALL past and present Presidents, including Obama and Biden. The Russian collusion conspiracy is unraveling, perhaps in the future all documents, text and emails from the Obama administration will have to be released, including all contact with FBI and DOJ officials.
In their zeal to find anything they can use to prosecute Trump and Republicans Democrats have paved a legal path to having the same tactics used against them in the future.

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