Newt Gingrich Defends Beto’s Resume: Abraham Lincoln Only Served One Term in House

Posted on March 14, 2019 9:28 am

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Former Speaker of the House and current Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich sort of defended newly-announced Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke‘s resume by noting that Abraham Lincoln only served one term in the House of Representatives before becoming president.

On Thursday morning’s edition of Fox & Friends, Gingrich started off by noting that O’Rourke lost his Senate race against Ted Cruz, but co-host Brian Kilmeade noted “He got close. It has not been blue in a long time.”

Co-host Steve Doocy then asked Gingrich about O’Rourke’s three terms in the House, which is when Gingrich offered just the second-worst