Twitter erupted into mockery after Newt Gingrich asks why there is no grand jury for Russia investigation in West Virginia where Donald Trump won by large margin instead of Washington D.C. where he lost.
Gingrich tweeted: “President Trump got 68.63% in West Virginia, 4.8% in Washington DC. Guess where Mueller has a grand jury? Guess how biased it will be?”
President Trump got 68.63% in West Virginia, 4.8% in Washingtoin DC. Guess where Mueller has a grand jury? Guess how biased it will be?
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) August 6, 2017
Um, that’s not how it works. Grand jury locations aren’t based on the popularity of a political candidate. This is the nonsense we are dealing with as some Republicans twist themselves every way possible to excuse Donald Trump’s disgraceful behavior.
It’s hilarious that Newt Gingrich is considered by some to be the intellect of the Republican Party. He’s anything but that.
Reaction on Twitter:
— Billy Tagg (@billytagg) August 6, 2017
'only white people from a jurisdiction Trump isn't (yet) suspected of committing a crime can judge mein fuhrer' https://t.co/PxZXSv3zJp
— Local Milk Steak (@ZeddRebel) August 6, 2017
You know why the grand jury is impaneled in DC rather than W Virginia, and it's not politics. So why are you undermining the rule of law? https://t.co/6bVYS7s6rv
— Pete Rhomberg (@piko3000) August 6, 2017
— Darren Hutchinson (@dissentingj) August 6, 2017
I missed the statute requiring grand juries to locate in cities where investigated politicians or staff are most popular. https://t.co/LVggn46oiW
— David French (@DavidAFrench) August 6, 2017
Well, if evidence emerges that crimes were committed in West Virginia then he'll get a grand jury there too. https://t.co/1fm0VHHhsZ
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) August 6, 2017
Billionare Trump begs for poor jury. Largest metro statistical area in West Virginia = 7 counties in 3 states. Per capita income? $16,500 https://t.co/N4o7EONsBm
— RiotWomenn (@riotwomennn) August 6, 2017
Really??? So this is your defense? If he doesn't have anything to hide he should be ok in DC or WV! https://t.co/ojPBPh9DvH
— Mr. Skin_Lover (@Skin_Lover) August 6, 2017
I guess the argument here is that Trump should have obstructed justice in West Virginia, not DC. https://t.co/tr3MIPZWZq
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) August 6, 2017