Newt Gingrich Pushed Election Fraud Ads to ‘Arouse Anger’: Jan. 6 Committee

Former GOP Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich pushed advertisements that falsely claimed the 2020 election was “stolen” from former President Donald Trump to “arouse anger,” according to the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, announced on Thursday that Gingrich was being asked to testify and “provide information for the committee’s investigation into the violence of January 6th and its causes.” A committee press release said that Gingrich had “pushed messages designed to incite anger among voters even after Georgia election officials had faced intimidation and threats of violence.”

“Information obtained by the Select Committee shows that Mr. Gingrich was in contact with senior advisors to President Trump regarding television advertisements that relied upon and amplified known false claims about fraud in the 2020 election,” the release states.