Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich released a video on Facebook urging the voters of Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to vote for Jake Evans in the Republican primary that is scheduled for May 24.

“I’m Newt Gingrich. I was Speaker of the House and we developed the Contract with America to get America back on track with solid, conservative ideas – balancing the budget, reforming welfare, cutting taxes – and I wanted to take a minute or two just to share with you about a good friend of mine who’s running for Congress,” he said.

“Jake Evans is the kind of hard-working, courageous, and intelligent young man who can really help America for decades to come,” said the former Speaker.

“He’s young enough that he can grow into a real national leader. He’s courageous enough that he can make a real difference and he’s smart enough that he can understand the great challenges that we face as a country today,” said Gingrich.

“So when you think about rising gas prices, the price of food, inflation – you think about the border and 19,000 people a day coming across – you think about the rising crime rates, you know if we’re going to compete with China, we’re going to have to have dramatic, serious effort,” he added.

“Jake Evans is capable of making that kind of an effort. That’s why its important to elect Jake Evans to Congress,” he said.

That’s why I am for him and that’s why I wanted to share this with you so that you could decide to help Jake Evans help America,” concluded Gingrich.

Evans has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump and a host of other high-profile conservative leaders, in addition to Gingrich.

Trump said of Evans, “Jake Evans is a young man rapidly on the rise. The people of Georgia love him for his strong stance on the Second Amendment, our Military and Vets, Border Protection, Law Enforcement, Pro-Life, and of course, Election Integrity.”

“He was born and raised in Georgia, has a wonderful family, and will do a fantastic job as your new Congressman from the 6th District. His father, Randy, is a highly respected legal warrior, and would admit that Jake is even more so,” said the former president. “Because of this, and many other outstanding qualities, I am honored to give Jake Evans my Complete and Total Endorsement!”

The Republican primaries in Georgia are scheduled to take place on May 24.

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Aaron Gulbransen is a reporter at The Georgia Star News and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]. Follow Aaron on GETTRTwitter, and Parler.
Photo “Newt Gingrich” by Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 3.0. Photo “Jake Evans” by Jake Evans. Background Photo “U.S. Capitol Building” by GPA Photo Archive.