Gingrich Would Like to See Madonna Arrested

Dismisses singer's attempt to clarify remark about 'blowing up White House'
By Jan Jordan,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2017 2:40 PM CST

Newt Gingrich blasted Madonna on Monday, declaring she "ought to be arrested" for saying on Saturday she had "thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House." In an appearance on Fox & Friends, Gingrich, an adviser to Donald Trump, likened Madonna’s remarks at the Women’s March in Washington, DC, to the actions of “the young fascists who ran around town breaking windows" and branded her "part of an emerging left-wing fascism," per Rolling Stone.

Gingrich’s rebuke comes a day after Madonna attempted to mollify the rage conservatives expressed toward her on the Sunday news shows. She posted on Instagram: "I do not promote violence," saying one phrase had been "taken wildly out of context” and that the only way to bring about change is through love. Gingrich dismissed the explanation: "Give me a break." (More Madonna stories.)

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