Professor: Gingrich is ‘a disgusting person’

By Andrew Jones
Monday, November 21, 2011 10:35 EDT
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Columbia University's Jeffrey Sachs on Morning Joe. Screenshot via MSNBC.
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MSNBC’s Morning Joe crew weren’t too enthralled with Newt Gingrich telling ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters to “Go get a job after you take a bath” over the weekend.

Co-host Mika Brzezinski and Columbia economics professor Jeffrey Sachs slammed the former House speaker Monday morning, questioning his continued lack of sensitivity towards the protesters.

“That was about the most arrogant and unself-aware, and those are probably the only words I could use to think for any Republican politician in this field could say,” Brzezinski said. “Someone needs a bath, and I don’t think it’s people on Occupy Wall Street.”

Sachs summed up Gingrich’s comments in one word.

“Disgusting,” he said. “Absolutely disgusting. No sense of any meaning in all of this. Absolutely revolting actually. And especially when what they’re protesting against is the incredible abuse of power the criminality on Wall Street, it’s shocking.”

Sachs added: “For a guy who has slipped millions of dollars from Fannie Mac to quote, ‘be a historian,’ months after he left the Congress, it’s especially disgusting. But this man is a disgusting person.”

WATCH: Video from MSNBC, which was broadcast on November 21, 2011.

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Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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