In his inauguration address, President Biden echoed the growing calls for the unity of the nation to tackle the deep-seated partisanship and distrust at the heart of American institutions.

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich told The Cats Roundtable that he found Biden’s “theme of unity” were “shaped correctly” to this contentious moment in history, but questioned if Biden’s centrist approach belied deeper vindictiveness in the Democratic agenda.

“I think you draw a distinction between Biden the personality and kind of the Biden gang,” Gingrich explained.  “Biden gang is way to the left of the Biden personality, and the fact is, right in the middle of giving a speech about unity, you have Nancy Pelosi impeaching President Trump, in what is a circus stunt, because you know Trump left office—you can’t impeach somebody who’s not there.”

Gingrich also noted Biden’s message of unity came the same day as he signed 17 executive orders, some of which were directly aimed at reversing many of the former White House’s policies.

Biden’s executive orders seemed sculpted as part of the larger culture war in America, such as the ending of President Trump’s 1776 commission, which according to Gingrich pushed back on liberal revisionism of history that attempts to paint slavery at the crux of America’s story.

The left are “threatened by having a commission which is in any way going back into real American history,” Gingrich told The Cats Roundtable, “and use real facts, which violates the Democratic party’s belief.”

The former Speaker also expressed a growing sentiment across the country that a return to Biden was a return to the Washington that brought about the rise of President Trump in the first place.

These include the larger media ecosystems larger avoidance of the Biden’s family foreign entanglements while championing the second, legally fraught impeachment of a former sitting president and fueling the conspiracy of Russiagate from the outset of the Trump’s administration.

Gingrich called for a “new 21st-century contract with America” that sought to rebuild trust in American institutions.

“I’m beginning to think of a new 21st-century contract with America, and my idea that getting us back to being positive,” Gingrich said matter-of-factly.  “And there’s no reason that we should be mired down and feeling bad and feeling defeated, and we should instead be saying we’re going to go out and create an even better future for our children and our grandchildren, and we have the capacity to do it.”

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