Newt Gingrich predicted an all-female ticket for Democrats in 2020, telling Sean Hannity the party will nominate Senators Kamala Harris for president and Elizabeth Warren for vice president.
Gingrich also criticized the "dishonest" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "squad" and key member Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in an interview with FNC's Hannity on Monday. He said it is a fair question to ask if they dislike America so much, why are they here?
"Omar ought to be grateful that she lives in a country which protects her rights, which gives her prosperity, which gives her a structure of life -- unimaginable in Mogadishu. And instead, she has contempt for the country which she's been living in," Gingrich said.
"What you are seeing emerges this little tiny sliver of left-wing fanatics who have come to believe things that are factually false and I just want to say, I'm prepared to stand up and say unequivocally, these people are dishonest, I understand the sentiment the president was expressing, and I have some of the same feelings, frankly," he said.
"I mean, if she dislikes America this much, why is she here? I think that's a fair question," Gingrich added.
The onetime Speaker of the House said the problem is when all these people on the left go into the same room they all make sense to each other and if they say it often enough, they believe it.
"All of these people on the left go into the same room to talk to each other," he said. "And in that room, they all make sense. So, if they all got together and said, you know, the sky is actually a bright red, and the Earth is actually purple and the moon doesn't exist, if they said it often enough, they would all believe it."
SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS: Mr. Speaker, I'm only given a small sliver of what's going on here. You had the gavel. You see what's happening. I say Pelosi's speaker in name only. She tells her caucus as she did, tell me straight to my face and within hours, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez just does the opposite.
I don't think there's much respect for Speaker Pelosi there at all.
NEWT GINGRICH, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Well, I think Nancy has a huge problem, partially generational. She's a grandparent.
This new group are people who look at her as two generations older. They think she is the problem, not the solution. They think they were elected to clean out the Congress, not to become part of the Congress.
So, I think it's going to get worse and worse. And, of course, what President Trump did today is the key he forced Pelosi to defend the people that she spent all last week attacking. And so, if you watch it, it's almost crazy.
Last week, I guess to the racist was? It was Nancy Pelosi. This week, it's Donald Trump.
Because the only battle cry the hard left has is to call bad names. They have no arguments, they have no facts. They just try to smear people with names that make them reprehensible.
HANNITY: All right. It is rooted in a desire for this socialism, this New Green Deal but here's the interesting part: 2020 candidates on the Democratic side, every one of them have adopted significant portions of these radical ideas and feel very strongly the need, compulsion, if they want to win, to appease this space of Ocasio-Cortez and Omar and a couple of others.
Now, I don't think that holds well for a -- first of all, how do you get out of I don't believe in borders, there are immoral. Illegal immigrants should have, you know, free education and free health care. How do you get out of the New Green Deal, no oil and gas in ten years and no combustion engines? How do you get out of everything's for free, even though we can possibly afford it?
How do you make the transition to the middle if they are just saying it and don't mean it?
GINGRICH: Well, look, first of all, I don't think you can. But what's happening is, all of these people on the left go into the same room to talk to each other. And in that room, they all make sense. So, if they all got together and said, you know, the sky is actually a bright red, and the Earth is actually purple and the moon doesn't exist, if they said it often enough, they would all believe it.
And so, it's almost a religious fervor and the power -- what I'm really struck by is the intensity and the degree of moral certainty and it's not just this squad, the four younger members. If you look at Elizabeth Warren last night, Senator Warren saying that she would lock up at the very people who are enforcing the law while she is for amnesty for the very people who are breaking the law, you've got a sense of, these folks are all talking to themselves and gradually, they are talking themselves further and further out on a limb.
HANNITY: Let's go to the president, though. The president said, love it or leave it, it's not really a new concept. That is, it's been said many, many times in the past, which is kind of with the president said, except in his own way.
Here's the problem. And he did say, by the way, after you fix the problems in Somalia, then you can come back and show us how to do it.
But, here are some of the laws, look them up today, in Somalia, a woman that has an abortion, you've got to be punished for one to five years. If you are and anti-Islam or bring the religion of Islam into contempt, that's punishable in jail at least a couple of years. If you happen to be gay or lesbian, that, too, is punishable three months to three years. That is where she came from.
Now, that is a truth, that happened. I would think that when we hear her talk about al Qaeda and America's reaction to the death of 3,000 Americans, maybe she would be a little bit more sympathetic considering she views herself as a super patriot and more appreciative of America than the rest of America is.
GINGRICH: You know, I watched the last three or four days and I think I was particularly struck by the attack in Colorado where some thousand people attacked the ICE administration building, tore down the American flag, painted "Abolish ICE" on it, put the flag up upside down as an act of contempt and then flew the Mexican flag.
And that, to me, part of this whole process. And what hit me what I'm trying to figure out how to right this frankly, we ought to be angry. I mean, we ought to say enough of this stuff people. When you have people who lie, and I wrote a column recently about AOC, just plain despicable, destructive liar. That's what she is.
And when you watch these people, you're right about Omar. I mean, Omar ought to be grateful that she lives in a country which protects her rights, which gives her prosperity, which gives her a structure of life -- unimaginable in Mogadishu. And instead, she has contempt for the country which she's been living in (ph).
HANNITY: Were Americans bodies dragged to the streets of the Mogadishu, and Black Hawk Down? Were American soldiers' bodies dragged to the streets in that case? Correct me if I'm wrong.
GINGRICH: Sure. That's right. But, look, I'm not blaming her for something that happened when she was a child, but what I'm saying is --
HANNITY: No, I'm not blaming her for that. But, I mean, her characterization of the incident.
GINGRICH: When you talk to 95 percent of the legal immigrants who come to America, they are grateful to be here. They are thrilled to live under the rule of law. They think it's wonderful that they can work hard and have a prosperous future. They think their children will be dramatically better off.
And for some reason, what you are seeing emerges this little tiny sliver of left-wing fanatics who have come to believe things that are factually false and I just want to say, I'm prepared to stand up and say unequivocally, these people are dishonest, I understand the sentiment the president was expressing, and I have some of the same feelings, frankly.
I mean, if she dislikes America this much, why is she here? I think that's a fair question.
HANNITY: Well, I thought the laughter on the issue of mentioning al Qaeda, shot to the conscience, I find her comments like a virulent anti-Semite.
So, my question to you is, they seem to be having the most impact on the 2020 contenders. How does this play out as we go into a primary and into a presidential election in 2020 and all these radical views that have been adopted in some fashion or form by everyone of those people that want to be the next president and beat Donald Trump, which I don't pick is going to happen?
GINGRICH: You know, when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister, the left- wing and Britain went crazy and ultimately, the news media started describing them as the loony left. And after a while, they couldn't compete because people looked and said, these people are nuts. I watch and I can't quite believe this, but when I saw every single participant in the second debate raise their hand in favor of nutty ideas, I mean, in 1972, George McGovern was an outlier and the rest of the Democrats survived by saying, I'm not him.
How are they going to do this today? I mean, the objective fact is, all the presidential candidates --
HANNITY: Who's going to be the nominee?
GINGRICH: -- and you watch in the House.
HANNITY: Who's going to be the nominee?
GINGRICH: I think Kamala Harris will be, personally.
HANNITY: Kamala Harris?
GINGRICH: Kamala Harris.
HANNITY: And who is going to be her running mate?
GINGRICH: That's my bet. Warren.
HANNITY: Warren? All right. Speaker --
GINGRICH: It will be an all-female -- it will be an all-female ticket.
HANNITY: I just did an interview about 25 years of the contract. It'd be great at idea to nationalize to these elections. Just a thought.