Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich has said singer Madonna should be arrested for making a violent comment about the White House on Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington.

NEWT GINGRICH WANTS MADONNA ARRESTED

Madonna told the crowd that she has “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.” In an interview with Fox & Friends, Gingrich accused Madonna of being part of “an emerging left-wing fascism.”

Madonna explained her comment on Instagram on Sunday, saying there are two ways to respond to Donald Trump‘s election – with either hope or anger. She expressed that she wishes to create change by spreading love. “[I]t’s important people hear and understand my speech in its entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context,” she wrote. The singer claims she “spoke in metaphor” and took the “opportunity to encourage women and all marginalized people to not fall into despair but rather to come together and use it as a starting point for unity and to create positive change in the world.”

Yesterday’s Rally. was an amazing and beautiful experience. I came and performed Express Yourself and thats exactly what i did. However I want to clarify some very important things. I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it’s important people hear and understand my speech in it’s entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context. My speech began with ” I want to start a revolution of love.” ♥️ I then go on to take this opportunity to encourage women and all marginalized people to not fall into despair but rather to come together and use it as a starting point for unity and to create positive change in the world. I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love. It was truly an honor to be part of an audience chanting “we choose love”. ????♥️????♥️????♥️????♥️???? #revoltutionoflove♥️#revolutionoflove♥️*******************************************************

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In response to the post, Gingrich claimed that Madonna only said that because “she now understands she’s at risk.”  Madonna has yet to comment to Gingrich’s remarks specifically.