Newt Gingrich: 'This is such Washington nonsense'

The powerhouse roundtable on Chuck Hagel's confirmation limbo.
2:07 | 02/17/13

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Transcript for Newt Gingrich: 'This is such Washington nonsense'
The new senator Ted -- he's barely been in office over a month. And listen to his at this exchange he had with John McCain. It is at a minimum. Relative to know if that 200000 dollars that he deposited in his bank account came directly from Saudi Arabia came directly from North Korea. Senator -- eagle is an honorable man. He served his country. And no one on this committee. In eighty time should impugn his character or his integrity. Crews went on to say I don't have any ever. But that was quite frankly shameful. Two in two. Suggests that somebody that was a decorated veteran and Vietnam. Who was wounded in her first country. Was not loyal to his country I think really is quite harsh and had no place there. -- if he's not running for senator congeniality and he doesn't much care there was no predicate for suggesting that that money came from. North Korea or any other scary horrible country and has the former solicitor general of Texas he ought to know better than that. If you look at this -- story more could -- take a story we're probably. If Washington and wanted to come up with a way to look worse I can't imagine one. You know first the ball at -- and with storage. The president is entitled to his nominee by his -- performance I was gonna go with -- crumble but I'll settle for appalling it was an appalling performance. And now the Republicans. Just want to make themselves look even more obstructionist with a country that's frustrated with that I mean come line in confirmed the guy I don't like somebody quote. This is this -- Washington nonsense. If you look at what Democrats did Clarence Thomas -- -- Democrats did the judge Bork you look at the three months -- the John Tower was hung out to drive by the senate. The -- -- ghosts that you know I don't say I'm saying -- to have this Brandon standard no matter how stupid Chuck Hagel is. No matter how bad his performance but no matter how much he keeps in secret we -- -- -- an honorable man how do we know that.

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