Newt Gingrich Fears of EMP Attack on D.C.

In the 11 years since the September 11 attacks, D.C. has been victimized more severely by Mother Nature than it has been by terrorists. All the best laid plans for how to evacuate the city have been tested and failed by inclement weather and acts of God—see Snowpocalypse, 2011 earthquake—rather than a terrorist attack.But for Newt Gingrich, it always comes back to the threat of a terrorist attack on the nation’s capital. And according to the Huffington Post, he recently compared the power outages caused by the June 29 derecho to what could happen if terrorist—or the characters of The Matrix—used an EMP on the city:

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