I’m interrupting this weekend to bring you the comedy stylings of Newt Gingrich:

“Technically, the president of the United States cannot obstruct justice,” Gingrich said Friday during an event at the National Press Club. “The president of the United States is the chief executive officer of the United States. If he wants to fire the FBI director, all he has to do is fire him.”

Gingrich’s statement brought a flood of comments on Twitter that obstruction of justice was part of the impeachment proceedings he led against former President Bill Clinton. In 1998, Gingrich voted for an impeachment article that charged Clinton with obstruction.

Shouldn’t Newt be using his energy to cheat on a dying wife or something?