GINGRICH SLAMS GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE FOR DEMANDING RECOUNT
Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential nominee who filed a petition last week calling for a recount in Wisconsin, has come under fire from Newt Gingrich.
Politico reported that the former House speaker, an adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, declared Tuesday on Fox News that Stein “represents sort of the nut wing of American politics.” He argued that “there is not a single state in the country, not one, where a recount would allow her to win.”
While no one thinks the Green Party candidate could find nearly enough votes to vault her into the White House, Hillary Clinton is backing the Wisconsin recount in hopes of capturing the state’s electoral votes. Stein, who also is pushing for recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania, has cited reports of possible voting machine hacking in the states. The FBI warned before the Nov. 8 election that Russian hackers might try to attack machines in key swing states.
“When the left loses as badly as they have, at every level from local state legislatures to governors to Congress to the presidency, you begin to get this sort of nut fringe showing up,” Gingrich said. “The fact that Hillary’s people are associating with her, I think tells you how desperate and how disoriented Hillary’s campaign has become, and the whole thing is a joke.”
Later in the Fox News interview, Gingrich blasted Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota, a contender for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee. “The left is in the process right now of sort of spinning out of control and getting goofier and goofier,” the ex-speaker said.