Newt Gingrich Explains ‘For The First Time’ Why He Thinks Biden Might Not Be Nominee, Dishes Potential Replacements

Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Monday detailed for the first time on Fox News his thoughts on why President Joe Biden may not be the Democratic nominee, and listed other possible candidates.

Gingrich appeared on “Hannity” to discuss Biden’s continued low approval ratings among voters as former President Donald Trump continues to gain leads on policy issues such as handling the economy. We discussed. Fox host Sean Hannity asked the former House speaker about his position on Vice President Kamala Harris defending Biden. Gingrich then pivoted to her newfound belief in the possibility of change among Democratic candidates.

Mr. Gingrich explained the reasons for his new position, including Mr. Biden’s “cognitive decline.” The former House speaker also said there could be a “real revolt” within the Democratic Party because they don’t want Biden on the 2024 ballot. (Related article: ‘Avoid the poison of humiliation’: Biden allies reportedly worried about Democratic primaries in key early states)

“But, Sean, I’m starting to think for the first time tonight that Biden might not be the nominee. I will say, with the rate of his cognitive decline and his inability to remember what he said, Or because of the number of recent instances where I can’t remember who I’m talking to… At some point there might be a real rebellion. We can’t stand this guy up this fall because he’s powerless. Democrats say that. NBC News reports, the poll they conducted was devastating. Almost a day later, CNN conducted a similar poll. Biden now in Jimmy Carter territory. “It’s clear there’s a drift, where people just think he’s incompetent,” Gingrich said.

Mr. Hannity also asked the former House speaker about his thoughts on a possible replacement for Mr. Biden and when that might happen, mentioning former first lady Michelle Obama by name. Mr. Gingrich listed several options, including the former first lady, and emphasized that the issue would be how to persuade Mr. Biden and Mr. Jill to step down from the White House. (Related: ‘Fantasyland’: Newt Gingrich details ‘big problem’ with Democratic voters, criticizes Newsom’s attempts to save Biden)

The former House speaker said the new poll is a “real warning” to Democrats, saying their answer to the issue “cannot implicate” Biden.

“Kamala Harris might argue that she should be her successor. That would be fine with the left wing of the Democratic Party. The rest of the country would be horrified and she would lose in a landslide. You know what? “You could have the governor of California who ended up debating with Ron DeSantis, like, you could name the governor of Michigan or Pennsylvania,” Gingrich continued.

“It’s very hard to imagine Michelle Obama, but I have close friends who are very intelligent, and they are absolutely convinced that she will be the first Black woman to win an All-American.” Because she’s better than Kamala Harris in that regard.”

“I didn’t – until tonight, it hit me. It was all coming in and we realized we had to really think about the possibility, the plausibility, of him going down. That’s where the NBC poll and the subsequent CNN poll are a real warning for Democrats. Remember also that the NBC poll currently has Republicans leading by a wide margin. . Which party do you want to run Congress?” Gingrich questioned. “If you’re a Democratic operative, you’re looking at a disaster on par with at least the Ronald Reagan administration in 1980. You start thinking, ‘So what can we do to avoid this?’ Masu. And the answer can’t involve Joe Biden. ”

An NBC News national poll conducted in late January showed Biden lagging behind former President Donald Trump on a variety of policy issues and health outcomes. Polls show voters favor the former president over Biden by nearly 35 points on securing the border, about 23 points on the president’s physical and mental health, and more than 21 points on dealing with crime and violence. . said.

In late 2023, Democrats grew increasingly concerned about the Biden campaign, worried that it ignored political red flags and did not do enough to change course.