Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a staunch defender of former President Trump and his allies in Congress, lashed out at NBC News reporter Scott Wong after the journalist asked him to comment on the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
“What do you think about the January 6 committee,” Wong asked Gingrich during a press scrum at the Capitol on Thursday.
Gingrich shook his head and ignored Wong, moving on to another reporter in the hall.
“You have no thoughts about the committee itself,” the reporter pressed Gingrich, who is helping House Republicans craft and promote messaging ahead of coming elections.
Turning to Wong, Gingrich replied: “I think you have a learning disability.”
“Excuse me?,” Wond reacted.
“The fact is, I’ve said to you three or four times I don’t talk about it,” the Gingrich said, pointing to his head and telling Wong to “try the phrase … I don’t talk about it.”
The Jan. 6 committee will hold its next hearing on Wednesday.
Watch the exchange below:
Newt Gingrich gets testy when asked about the J6 Committee: “I think you have a learning disability .. I don’t talk about it.” pic.twitter.com/B9oS7rgQDX
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