Former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has warned Republicans the major threat looming in the 2024 presidential is former First Lady Michelle Obama, who he believes is showing obvious signs she is about to announce her run for president.
Gingrich warned that a major departure from President Joe Biden’s White House could see the rise of a different Democratic administration.
Speaking to Maria Bartiromo on the Fox News program “Sunday Morning Futures,” Gingrich noted the recent departure of Biden’s domestic policy adviser, Susan Rice, is an omen for the return of the Obamas.
The timing of Rice’s departure, which came a day before Biden officially announced his re-election campaign, was a little suspicious, according to Gingrich.
At the very least, Gingrich said Rice’s departure was a sign that she disagreed with Biden’s re-election bid.
But who do they have in mind to fill the void?
Michelle Obama has been elevated as a potential “next big thing” for Democrats, despite her insistence she is against the idea of running for president, but Gingrich thinks otherwise.
But rumors are continuing to swirl.
“Do you believe that Susan Rice leaves the White House the day before Biden makes this [re-election] announcement is a coincidence?” Bartiromo asked Gingrich.
“I mean, I feel that this is very significant. I don’t know if she’s going to be managing someone else’s campaign or if she’s going to run to challenge Biden. What do you think is going on here? But clearly, Democrats are divided over Biden’s re-election bid.”
“Well, I think that at a minimum, it probably is a sign that she said, ‘Don’t do it,'” Gingrich said.
“And [Biden] said, ‘I’m doing it anyway.’ And I think she just didn’t want to be a part of a Biden re-election [bid].”
Gingrich expressed shock about a recent clip of Michelle Obama at a Bruce Springsteen concert.
Michelle Obama “recently had 9,000 people at an event with Oprah in Los Angeles,” Gingrich added. “I think Republicans had better pay significant attention to Michelle Obama.
“I hadn’t believed that until I saw her on stage with Bruce Springsteen, and I thought, you know, ‘this is not a person who’s hiding,'” the former House Speaker added.
Given Biden’s approval numbers, Michelle Obama, would present quite a dilemma for the incumbent Biden administration.
It is also worth noting Michelle Obama also went on record to reiterate that she has no interest in a presidential bid.
Last year, the former First Lady made it clear that “I detest” the mere question of whether or not she’s running before bluntly declaring, “No, I’m not going to run.”
But Gingrich appears to think this is all a political smoke screen.
The former House Speaker wanted Republicans to open up to that idea too.