Gingrich: Joe McCarthy Was Right; We Need A New House Un-American Activities Committee

As we all suspected, the real goal of Donald Trump and his closest cronies is to return this country to the 1950s, when African-Americans and other minorities were subservient, women did as they were told, and white male Christians ran everything.

Back in June, on Fox and Friends, Newt Gingrich, whose name is being mentioned as a possible Secretary of State in the new Trump Administration, said the United States needs to bring back a remnant of the bad old days when Senator Joseph McCarthy conducted his infamous “red hunt” to identify alleged communists in America. Gingrich said:

“We originally created the House Un-American Activities Committee to go after Nazis. 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.”

The reason for Gingrich wishing to resurrect one of the darkest days in American history: Islamic terrorism:

“We’re going to ultimately declare a war on Islamic supremacists and we’re going to say, if you pledge allegiance to ISIS, you are a traitor and you have lost your citizenship. We’re going to take much tougher positions.”

And Gingrich’s comments are perfectly in line with those of President-elect Trump, who said shortly after the attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando:

“They know what is going on. They know that (the Orlando killer) was bad. They knew the people in San Bernardino were bad. But you know what, they didn’t turn them in, and we had death and destruction.”

Some on the extreme right knew about the planned actions of nutjobs like Timothy McVeigh and should have been prosecuted and placed in prison, but only a few actually faced justice. Yet these are some of the same alt-right lunatics who have been so vocal in their support of Trump.

If Donald Trump wants to put this kind of talk to rest, he needs to immediately make a speech in which he clearly states that acts of domestic terrorism like we have seen across the country since his election are wrong and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law as hate crimes. Unless he does, then he, like Gingrich, is partially responsible for violence against innocent, peaceful Americans.

We’re waiting for that speech, Mr. Trump. When will it be?

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