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Gingrich: Madonna should be arrested for White House remark

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    Madonna performed on stage during the Women’s March rally, Saturday, in Washington. Madonna, Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson, Cher, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Emma Watson, Amy Schumer, Jake Gyllenhaal and feminist leader Gloria Steinem were just some of those Hollywood A-list celebrities in attendance at the march in Washington.

WASHINGTON >> Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich says Madonna “ought to be arrested” for telling the crowd at the women’s rights march in Washington that she’s “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”

During an interview on “Fox & Friends” today, Gingrich said Madonna is part of “an emerging left-wing fascism.”

In a statement Sunday on Instagram, Madonna said she was trying to express there are two ways to respond to Donald Trump’s election: with hope or with outrage. She said she hopes to effect change “with love.”

Gingrich says Madonna changed her tune because “she now understands she’s at risk.”

Madonna’s representative wasn’t immediately available to respond to Gingrich’s remarks.

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  • Gingrich like Giuliani and Christie was in the bent over position for Twump, but alas, no cabinet job. He used there face for his pleasure then dumped them by the curbside like russian pee women. Hope they kept the receipt for the 12 oz. Vline.

  • Considering Madonna’s past filled with controversy, you would think she would have learned to temper her actions by now, and to think about the potential repercussions she may face for rash inflammatory statements.
    Celebrities with limited education should stay out of the political arena, and the American public should realize that even though the celebrity is quite talented in their area of entertainment, sports, etc. it does not qualify them to shoot off their mouth and attempt to use their celebrity status to influence affairs of State.

  • Maybe Trump can send his 2nd Amendment folks, “maybe they can do something about it…” Wait, that sounds bad—or does it. What would Trump say?

    • The difference, and it is a big one, was that Madonna chose to publicly express her thoughts, exploiting what influence she carries with the public. Her expression of free speech in this case contained a statement that could be construed as approving of criminal behavior – if you happen to be an impressionable individual.

      Was it as bad as Michael Brown’s stepfather repeatedly shouting “Burn this ‘female dog’ down” after the Ferguson grand jury decision failed to go his way? Well, maybe. But then, nothing much happened to him, so to be consistent, nothing much will happen to Madonna either.

      Die Gedanken sind frei.

    • I think you may have missed the point. One could interpret Madonna’s comment as threatening the president, not just something covered by the freedom of speech, as such she could face prosecution.

      • You are correct. It’s against the law to joke about robbing a bank, hijacking a plane, and I’m pretty sure threatening the president. And you get to be on the FBI’s (and who knows what other agency) watch list.

        Madonna’s absolutely wrong to say that. And not to excuse her at all, but it’s something that 70-year-old guy with weird hair might say, if he weren’t living in the White House.

    • “Thoughts” and Speech are two different things. I can’t ever remember a time where those who have threatened whoever happened to be President at the time, were selectively prosecuted based on their political leanings. You really should think before you shoot off your mouth.

      • A number of people have been investigated and a few prosecuted for threatening Obama, either out loud, in writing or on the internet. Making threats against POTUS will get you investigated. Criticizing is not the same as making a threat. It has nothing to do with free speech. So you should think before you shoot off your mouth. Funny now, that the PC liberal left, is bringing up the first amendment. You can’t say anything around you clowns because everything is offensive. But now you think it’s ok to publicly threaten the president? Hypocrites like you is why Trump got elected.

    • What a short memory you have. During the runup to obama’s first presidential election, a pair of “partners” in the Gay enclave of West Hollywood hung an effigy of Sarah Palin with a noose around her neck from their chimney. Tour buses were actually driving by the house to elicit a chuckle from their passengers. The mayor of West Hollywood pleaded with them to take it down, which they refused to do. I remember at the time thinking, Can you even IMAGINE what would have happened if it was obama being hanged instead of Palin? But, no. The silence from the Left and the Mainstream Media was deafening. Hypocrites, ALL of them.

  • Then, in a laughable attempt at damage control, she makes the ridiculous claim that her comments were taken “out of context”. I fail to see in what other way they were to be taken. She needs to be prosecuted just like others who have threatened presidents past. Somehow, because of her stature, she’s supposed to be given a pass. WRONG.

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