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The Passion of Newt Gingrich

The Honorable Newt Gingrich
 

By Isaac Chotiner 9original source The New Yorker)

“A little more than twenty years ago, the House of Representatives, led by Newt Gingrich, impeached President Bill Clinton, making clear to the last doubter that American politics had reached a state of feverish polarization. Clinton was eventually acquitted by the Senate, but the political partisanship that Gingrich helped usher in has only worsened, culminating in the devotion shown to President Donald Trump by congressional Republicans. That devotion will be tested in the coming weeks, as the House has opened impeachment proceedings against the President. The Administration, according to a variety of diplomats and witnesses, conditioned military aid to Ukraine and a White House visit for the new Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, on Zelensky’s willingness to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.”

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