(FreedomBeacon.com)- The former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, called the January 6 hearings a “Stalinist show trial,” predicting that the hearings will have no impact on the 2022 midterms.
Former President Trump initially wanted an appointed set of Republicans on the select committee, but Pelosi had rejected House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s picks. After that, McCarthy pulled all of his picks, a decision that Trump laments as the wrong call.
“Unfortunately, a bad decision was made,” Trump said in June. “This committee was a bad decision, not to have representation on that committee. That was a very, very foolish decision because, you know, they try and pretend like they’re legit, and only when you get into the inner workings you say, ‘What kind of a thing is this? It’s just a one-sided witch hunt.'”
Notable Republicans that currently sit on the select committee are Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, two that many conservatives call “RINOs” for their constant Democratic capitulation.
When asked if Republicans are going to be hurt by the January 6 hearings at the America First Policy Institute’s America First Agenda Summit last week, Gingrich said no.
“No, I think the committee is a joke,” he said. “I think it is essentially a Stalinist show trial. And I think it’s net effect in the long run is zero.”
Gingrich also told Just the News that he does not think Republicans need to make their own committee in order to call their own witnesses.
In an interview on ABC, Democratic Representative Jamie Raskin said that the primary focus of the hearings is to “tell the truth.” Raskin said that despite “our democracy being on the line” and “our Constitution at stake,” Trump getting prosecuted is not his “principal interest.” He continued to say that he would not be disappointed if Trump was not prosecuted because his focus is to “fortify our institution against coups and insurrections going forward.”
In other words, Democrats have no case.