Newt Gingrich: Mayors who take down Confederate statues are pandering to a black audience

Newt Gingrich: Mayors who take down Confederate statues are pandering to a black audience

Newt Gingrich: "Mayors in towns that are largely black" are "pander[ing] to their audience" by taking down Confederate statues

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From the August 14 edition of Fox News' The Story with Martha MacCallum:

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MARTHA MACCALLUM (HOST): Let me ask you about these Confederate statues because as we just reported the mayor in Lexington is about to take one down of a Confederate general. And where does that stop? At what point do you -- are you erasing history and not sort of understanding? The role that these people played and the times that they lived in? 

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NEWT GINGRICH: I think the point is we ought to be a country focusing on the future, not a country frothing at the mouth about the past. And It tells you something about the intellectual collapse of the left. That all they have is this kind of rabid behavior. And of course, mayors in towns that are largely black are going to pander to their audience. They are going to go out and prove they are popular by doing something that meets the current demagogic needs. But that's every thing that the founding fathers worried about. Having demagoguery define your country is truly dangerous. Listen to the mob you got on the screen back there. That's not democracy. That's not a free society. That's a group of people behaving like a mob. 

Previously:

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