It’s not unusual for celebrities to criticize Republican politicians, but on Saturday, during the Women’s March on Washington, singer Madonna crossed a major line. She announced that she had thought about blowing up the White House — and got a lot of heat in return. Now, Newt Gingrich is firing back.
Gingrich was a guest on “Fox & Friends” on Monday, where he argued that Madonna is a member of “an emerging left-wing fascism”. Madonna was quick to change her tune after Saturday, but it was only after the Secret Service announced they would be investigating her threat. According to Gingrich, she backtracked because “she now understands she’s at risk.”
Madonna later responded on Instagram, saying, “I am not a violent person. I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things – one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt.”
Still, Gingrich wasn’t buying it, and he said on “Fox & Friends” that she “ought to be arrested” for her comments. You can see the video below: