Newt Gingrich: Democrats ‘Are Owned By People Who Are Funded by George Soros’

Newt Gingrich: Democrats ‘Are Owned By People Who Are Funded by George Soros’

Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich claimed on Wednesday that Democrats are effectively in the pocket of billionaire George Soros. Speaking on Fox & Friends, Gingrich advanced an idea that has been condemned as an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.

Gingrich was speaking to Fox News about Senate hearings on Antifa. In a segment riddled with questionable claims, the Republican grandee said the Democratic Party was controlled by the radical left, which in turn was funded by the billionaire philanthropist.

“You just have to — look, if I showed you a lion and you noticed that the lions eat zebras  on like The Lion King, you’d know it was a lion, you would think oh it’s behaving like a lion,” Gingrich said.

“Well all of these Democrats are now basically owned by the left. They’re not gonna pick any fights. They’re owned by people who are financed by George Soros.”

“You look at the new wave of district attorneys who are financed by Soros, every single one of them is pro-criminal. I mean, people — it’s not sunk in yet but we are back to the late 1960s in terms of the rising murder rates and the rising crime rates. And you see this all over the country.”

“And, of course, the propaganda machine the left which used to be the news media is going to do everything they can to hide from it. But I think the average American is beginning to realize this stuff is dangerous. That’s why by three to one they don’t want to defund the police.”

Watch the video above, via Fox News.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor