Newt Compares “Bitter Partisan Attacks” On Bush To McCarthyism
On Fox News Sunday Newt Gingrich went full-bore at the Obama administration, accusing them of caring more about protecting terrorists than defending the country.
“You look at this administration,” he said. “You look at the Obama administration, the number of attorneys that have been appointed who were defending alleged terrorists. There’s this weird pattern where the Bush people wanted to defend Americans and were pretty tough on terrorists. These guys are prepared to take huge risks with Americans in order to defend terrorists.”
He compared the attempts to hold BushCo accountable for upholding the Constitution to McCarthyism.
“What we’re seeing now in a very sad way is as bitter a partisan attack on the Bush people, as much as we’ve seen since the McCarthy era. The degree that they’re putting specific people at risk for criminal prosecution is unprecedented in modern America.”
He accused Attorney General Eric Holder of defending 17 terrorists “pro bono.”
“For no fee it is the largest single thing they were doing for free, defending Yemenis.”
Holder’s law firm, Covington & Burling, did represent people accused of terrorism, as have many law firms, whose job it is to defend people accused of crimes. Part of our core belief in justice is that every accused criminal deserves a defense, last I checked.
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