Newt Gingrich on Hillary Testimony
Sean started the second hour by playing audio from Hillary Clinton's Senate testimony on Benghazi and asked Speaker Gingrich, who joined the show on the NewsMaker Hotline, his opinion on the hearings. Newt explained that the Obama Administration does not want to focus on the facts of the Libya attacks. Newt felt Congress should withhold funding for the State Department until they receive an accurate report on Benghazi. Sean switched the conversation and discussed several domestic issues including whether or not Congress will actually pass a budget. The two also briefly discussed the news that the U.S. sent four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, despite the newly elected Egyptian president calling Obama a liar and urging his citizens that hatred of Jews be instilled in children. To listen to Sean's conversation with Newt Gingrich, please click here.
Republican Sen. Johnson On Heated Exchange With Hillary
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got into a heated exchange with Republican Sen. Ron Johnson during her testimony on the September terrorist attack in Benghazi when he asked her about the Obama administration's initial response to the attack. Johnson asked why the people who were evacuated safely weren't interviewed immediately. He said that he believed U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice "intentionally misled" people in the initial aftermath of the attack by blaming it on a spontaneous protest. Clinton shrugged off the comment and said "nothing could be further from the truth." When Johnson continued to press her on the initial misleading information, Clinton got visibly animated and shouted down Johnson before he could finish his question. "We had four dead Americans!" she said. "Whether it was attack preplanned by terrorists or it because of a guy out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill Americans ... What difference does it make?!" "It makes a difference because the American people were lied to for several days," Sean said after playing the audio from Hillary's testimony. To watch Hillary's exchange with Ron Johnson click here. Sean invited Sen. Ron Johnson to the program to discuss the debate. You can listen to the interview by clicking here.
Obama's Second Term Goal To 'Break' The Republican Party?
It's billed as an effort to unite the country, but in the end, President Barack Obama's second inaugural address turned out to be nothing less than a hyper partisan campaign style stump speech. And years from now, it will be remembered not only for its divisive combative tone, but also because it exposed the blueprint for Obama's radical second term agenda. While Obama remains hell-bent on tackling national security threats like climate change, the president made no substantive references to economic matters like putting American people back to work, nor did he adequately address the single biggest threat that we face as a country and a world - the rise of Islamic extremism. Instead, he just wants you to believe that all is right with the world. Sean was joined by House Majority Whip, Congressman Kevin McCarthy for analysis and a preview of today's vote on the debt ceiling. To watch the discussion please click here.
Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich (born Newton Leroy McPherson ; June 17, 1943) is an American politician who served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. In 1995, Time magazine selected him as the Person of the Year for his role in leading the Republican Revolution in the House, ending 40 years of the Democratic Party being in the majority. During his tenure as Speaker, he represented the public face of the Republican opposition to Bill Clinton . A college history professor, political leader, and author, Gingrich twice ran unsuccessfully for the House before winning a seat in the election of November 1978. He was re-elected 10 times, and his activism as a member of the House's Republican minority eventually enabled him to succeed Dick Cheney as House Minority Whip in 1989. As a co-author of the 1994 Contract with America , Gingrich was in the forefront of the Republican Party's dramatic success in that... More >