Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is expected to be a member of Donald Trump’s cabinet—maybe secretary of state—but over the summer he said he wanted to be “the senior planner for the entire government.” Having Gingrich in any senior role in government is scary for many reasons, among them something else he said over the summer:
"We originally created the House Un-American Activities Committee to go after Nazis," he said during an appearance on "Fox and Friends" this week. "We passed several laws in 1938 and 1939 to go after Nazis and we made it illegal to help the Nazis. We're going to presently have to go take the similar steps here."
Yes, seriously. Let’s bring back the House Un-American Activities Committee. To fight “Islamic supremacists,” under a president who has said he’d target all Muslims. Because everyone knows how HUAC was and remained all about fighting Nazis and is a part of history we should be super proud of. Gingrich might need to have a conversation with Superman about this:
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