Newt Gingrich told Fox News that lawmakers serving on the House Select Committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection may end up in prison.
Said Gingrich: “I think when you have a Republican Congress, this is all going to come crashing down. The wolves are gonna find out they’re now sheep, and they’re the ones who are, in fact, I think, going to face a real risk of going to jail for the kind of laws that they’re breaking.”
Playbook: “We’re not sure exactly what Gingrich is referring to. Congress doesn’t have the power to jail people — unless Republicans plan to use the ‘inherent contempt’ power, which hasn’t been used in about 100 years and is reserved for enforcing subpoenas. More likely Gingrich’s remark is aimed at intimidation. Either way, it shows how the committee is getting under the GOP’s skin.”
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) tweets: “This is what it looks like when the rule of law unravels.”Save to Favorites