Fox News slammed as Newt Gingrich is barred from discussing 'George Soros-backed' DAs: 'Who's writing the check?'

Soros reportedly spent more than $16M on 17 district attorney races across the US between 2014 and 2018, and his candidates won 13 of them


                            Fox News slammed as Newt Gingrich is barred from discussing 'George Soros-backed' DAs: 'Who's writing the check?'
Newt Gingrich, George Soros (Getty Images)

Former House Speaker and Republican pundit Newt Gingrich was shut down by a Fox News host and a former CIA spokesperson when he noted on-air how Democrat mega-donor George Soros had funded a number of controversial candidates for prosecutors in riot-torn cities. “The number one problem in almost all the cities is George Soros-elected, left-wing, anti-police, pro-criminal district attorneys who refuse to keep people locked up,” Gingrich told hosts of ‘Outnumbered’ on Wednesday, September 16.

“Both [Kamala] Harris and [Joe] Biden have talked very proudly about what they call progressive district attorneys,” he continued. “Progressive district attorneys are anti-police, pro-criminal, and overwhelmingly elected with George Soros’ money. They are a major cause of the violence we are seeing because they keep putting the violent criminals back on the street.”

At this point, Gingrich was cut off by Fox Business anchor Melissa Francis. “I’m not sure we need to bring George Soros into this," she said, before fellow panelist Marie Harf agreed and said, “George Soros doesn’t need to be part of this conversation.” Harf was a spokeswoman for the CIA and the State Department in the Obama era. “Okay, so it’s verboten?” Gingrich said in response, followed by a long moment of awkward silence. Host Harris Faulkner then interjected by saying, “Okay, we’re going to move on.”



 

Gingrich is best known as the Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. This is barely the first time he has brought up the Hungarian-born mega-donor on Fox News. Earlier this year, he openly told ‘Fox and Friends’ that Democrats are “owned by people who are financed by George Soros.” It's worth noting that Soros spent more than $16 million on 17 district attorney races across the US between 2014 and 2018, and his candidates won 13 of them. What's more? Soros spent more than $2.7 million on DA races in California in 2018 alone, per the Los Angeles Times.

Nonetheless, social media lashed out at the network for curtailing Gingrich's speech. "Soros did fund the campaigns of many DA's who are not prosecuting criminals. Why is Fox News afraid of people hearing this?" conservative firebrand Susan St. James tweeted. "If you ever thought #GeorgeSoros was a conspiracy theory, just look at how scared Fox News got when Newt Gingrich outed him on-air!" former Leigh County Commissioner Dean Browning added.

"Newt Gingrich is an all-American HERO for linking Billionaire George Soros to BLM riots on Fox News! And he's obviously right because look how they shut him down!" House candidate James Bradley wrote. "Question for @MelissaAFrancis: Why can the LA Times write and talk about George Soros funding District Attorney races back in 2018 but @newtgingrich can’t talk about it on Fox News? Is there something we need to know about Soros and Fox?" author Ned Ryun chimed in. "Kudos to @newtgingrich for bringing up Soros and his plan to buy up DAs all over the country. Very telling that Fox tried to shut down the conversation," US Jason Buttrill tweeted. Politician Rob Weber commented: "Newt Gingrich condemned #GeorgeSoros on-air and Fox News lost their minds! Who's really writing the checks there?"



 



 



 



 



 



 

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