Obama Throws Hissy Fit Over Gingrich’s Muslim “Test” … Gingrich Issues EPIC Response

Newt Gingrich defended himself Friday over comments on Muslims that the White House panned as “un-American,” arguing President Obama wasn’t qualified to criticize him.

“Obama’s attack on me would be more impressive if he had ANY plan to defeat Islamic supremacist,” the former GOP Speaker tweeted. “8 years of failure disqualify him as a critic.”

Gingrich in another tweet accused the president of “risking American lives” while criticizing the Obama administration’s plans to vet Syrian refugees being relocated into the U.S.

Gingrich, who was in the spotlight this week as a potential running mate for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, caught flak over his proposal to “test” Muslims living in the U.S.

The former Speaker, responding to the terrorist attack in Nice, France, on Thursday night, said Muslims who believe in Shariah should be deported.

Obama called Gingrich’s idea for a test on Muslims “repugnant.” White House press secretary Josh Earnest called for Gingrich to “consult his copy of the pocket Constitution.”

“We cannot give into fear or turn on each other or sacrifice our way of life,” Obama said. “We cannot let ourselves be divided by religion, because that is exactly what the terrorists want. We should never do their work for them.”
Some Democrats and Muslim activists also criticized Gingrich’s remarks. Gingrich pushed back on the media “hysteria” over his comments on Friday, while clarifying his position in a Facebook Live video.

“If you are a practicing Muslim and you believe deeply in your faith, but you’re also loyal to the United States and you believe in the Constitution, you should have your rights totally, completely protected within the Constitution,” Gingrich said, according to CNN. “You should have nothing to fear. Your children should have nothing to fear.”

“This is not about targeting a particular religion or targeting people who practice in a particular way,” he continued. “This is about looking at particular characteristics that we have learned painfully, time after time, involve killing people, involve attacks on our civilization.”

Headline: ConservativeTribune

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