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Newt Gingrich Says Biden’s ‘Inspiring’ SOTU Moment Was ‘When He Left’

Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Fox News on Friday that the most “moving” moment of President Joe Biden's State of the Union address was “when he walked out.”

Mr. Gingrich appeared on “The Ingraham Angle” to discuss Mr. Biden's much-anticipated speech Thursday night, which included discussion of issues important to voters such as immigration, inflation and crime. was significantly omitted. Fox host Laura Ingraham asked the former House speaker if anything in her speech “got you.” (Related: Biden focuses on issues Americans care about least in president's biggest speech)

“You know, this speech itself was a litany of spiteful and hateful thoughts about Trump or MAGA or what it represents. But there was a defining, moving moment that really captivated you. ” Ingraham asked.

“Well, the last time he left, I thought it was inspirational,” Gingrich said jokingly. “Look, this is literally the most hateful, divisive, destructive speech ever given at the State of the Union. I went back this morning and read Harry Truman's 1948 State of the Union. It's statesmanlike, it's patriotic, it's unifying because he came all the way. In September it was very partisan. In January and February he was President of the United States.”

“This was a Democratic Election Committee speech, and it was a bad one,” Gingrich continued. “It was disgusting. To lecture the Supreme Court is so outrageous and frankly reprehensible. The fact that his speech begins with three consecutive attacks on his political opponents shows how desperate they are. I really think this is a speech that will make a huge number of Americans decide never to support Joe Biden under any circumstances. ”

Biden has repeatedly criticized Republican lawmakers over specific policy stances, but Republicans particularly reacted to Biden after he said he had “delivered results in a fiscally responsible way.” Moments after the statement was made, members of Congress could be heard laughing off-screen, and Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson appeared stunned, shaking his head in disbelief.

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