Gingrich: "Lynch Mob Underway" By Opponents Of Indiana's Religious Freedom Law

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CAROLINE MODARRESSY-TEHRANI, HUFFINGTON POST LIVE: It looks like [Republican Governor of Arkansas] Asa Hutchinson was going to move on this law. He's now he said he's going to put the pause button. What do you think? Does that show that perhaps the far-right echelons of the party don't have as much a grip on Republican as perhaps people think?

NEWT GINGRICH: No, I actually think what it shows is when you have a lynch mob underway and you have a number of people doing things that are purely symbolic that it's very hard to stand up to lynch mobs.

The fact is, for example, the governor of Connecticut announced he wouldn't send people to Indiana. Well, Connecticut has exactly the same law. They adopted it 20 years ago. The head of Apple announces that he's deeply disappointed. Apple sells cell phones in Saudi Arabia, where being homosexual is a death penalty. The level of selective outrage, the opportunity to pick a fight -- the news media couldn't help themselves...

The word went out: 'Whatever it is, we're against it. This week we're against the color green, next week we'll be against the color blue. You look at the number of institutions -- the NBA, NASCAR, go down the list. This is pure mob psychology...

Go down the list of what religions really believe, and then look at how many things are now politically incorrect. You read certain passages from the Bible, and you're going to be attacked on some university campuses because you violate their politically-correct code.

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