Survivors of the horrific Italian cruise ship tragedy are purportedly being forced back onto the crippled ship.
Says Newt Gingrich, former GA Congressman and current presidential hopeful,
“Look. What happened in Italy is a tragedy. Here we have several people who lost their lives and we have survivors who did not. How is that fair? It’s not. It’s shameful and wrong.”
When pressed on this bizarre stance and the even more bizarre insistence by Italian authorities that the survivors return to the doomed vessel, Gingrich added,
“The Italian Authorities have made the right call here. If that ship is doomed, we must get those survivors back onto the ship before we commit a flagrant act of choosing winners and losers.”
He went on to add,
“That a ship could run aground in this day and age is unforgivable. I bet we’ll find that when the Captain knew the vessel was in trouble, he started getting lifeboats ready to evacuate the passengers. But if he was aware he couldn’t get ALL of the passengers off the vessel safely, he should have ordered his crew to scuttle the lifeboats instead.”