Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has a message for establishment Republicans — he supports Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the fight for the future of the GOP. Gingrich made the comments last week during an interview with conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham:
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are among the few members of the Republican Party courageous enough to ask important questions, and that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie represents an establishment growing “hysterical” over their strength.
“I consistently have been on the side of having the courage that Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have, and I think it’s sad to watch the establishment grow hysterical, but frankly they’re hysterical because they have no answers,” Gingrich said Thursday morning on “The Laura Ingraham Show.”
This is pretty interesting because Gingrich was once highly critical of conservatives in Congress during his speakership in the 1990’s. Some believe that it was then-Speaker Gingrich’s inital compromises with President Bill Clinton that helped push the GOP to eventually abandon the principles of the 1994 Republican Revolution.