Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, forcefully voiced his perspective on the current state of the GOP race on “The Ingraham Angle” during the Thursday broadcast on Fox News Channel, suggesting that the Republican National Committee (RNC) should cease hosting future primary debates and instead, concentrate their efforts on addressing the “totally corrupt judicial system.”
Gingrich proposed that the GOP primary is essentially decided, with the electorate’s mood seeming decisively in favor of President Donald Trump, as opposed to incumbent Joe Biden. Gingrich warned, “The reelection of Biden would be a disaster for the country.” He stressed that it was time to acknowledge the “objective fact that Trump will be the nominee.”
Newt Gingrich: The race is over. pic.twitter.com/tZptUx98zm
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) September 29, 2023
Recent polls have presented Democrats with bad news. A Washington Post-ABC poll shows Trump leading Biden by ten percentage points.
This polarization was illustrated when the Washington Post downplayed its poll’s results, stating, “The sizable margin of Trump’s lead in this survey is significantly at odds with other public polls.” Acknowledging the disparity between this poll and others indicates the unclear trajectory of the upcoming election.
Moreover, the criticism surrounding Biden centers predominantly on his age and his handling of the economy and the U.S.-Mexico border. Approximately 70% of respondents in one poll believed Biden, 80, is too old to hold office, a sentiment only 50% shared about Trump.
Up by 10% Trump over Biden in WashPo poll. https://t.co/7fvosEOBU1
— 🇺🇸 ERIC BOLLING 🇺🇸 (@ericbolling) September 24, 2023
Gingrich, emphasizing his standpoint, cited a conversation with his friend, pollster Matt Towery, who communicated, “This race is over. Donald Trump will be the nominee.” Echoing Gingrich, Trump, in his interaction with the Daily Caller, also urged to “stop the debates,” expressing his concerns about the RNC’s current trajectory.
Gingrich is steadfast in his stance that the RNC should collaborate with Trump, the presumed nominee. The crux of his argument centers around the necessity to refocus energies on the perceived corruption within the judiciary, which Gingrich opines is attempting to undermine the public’s right to choose their preferred candidate.
Gingrich accused liberals of reacting in fear of a Trump nomination, stating they are trying to thwart his chances by “doing everything they can legally because they can’t do anything politically.” This perspective resonates with the ongoing debates on the legal and political landscapes surrounding the election, reflecting the intensified partisan struggle and the polarized viewpoints across the national spectrum.
Whether Gingrich’s call for canceled debates will resonate within the RNC and what repercussions it might have on the electoral environment remains to be seen. Still, his statements could likely steer political conversations about how to best prepare for the 2024 general election in the days to come.