Gingrich Hammers GOP ‘Blackmailers’: ‘Don’t Know What Their Endgame Is’

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 01:  U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during a weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol July 01, 2021 in Washington, DC. McCarthy held a weekly news conference to answer questions from members of the press.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • As the hard-line conservatives hold out, Gingrich warned that he thinks “the Republican Party right now is in the greatest danger of meltdown than it’s been since 1964.”
  • “These guys can’t count straight. They can’t play tic-tac-toe. They can’t accept victory,” Gingrich said. “To undermine [McCarthy] is to undermine conservatism, undermine the Republican Party and, frankly, undermine the country.”
  • McCarthy, who needs 218 votes to become Speaker, has been handing down concessions to his detractors in the party.

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