Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was cut off during a Wednesday interview on Fox News’s “Outnumbered,” when he mentioned George Soros while responding to the unrest in many major cites. 

“The number one problem in almost all these cities is George-Soros-elected, left-wing, anti-police, pro-criminal district attorneys who refuse to keep people locked up,” Gingrich said.

“Just yesterday, they put somebody back on the street who was wanted for two different murders in New York City. Uh—you cannot solve this problem,” he continued. “Both Harris and Biden have talked very proudly about what they call progressive district attorneys. Progressive district attorneys are anti-police, pro-criminal, and overwhelmingly elected with George Soros’s money. And, they are a major cause of the violence we are seeing because they keep putting the violent criminals back on the street.”

The program’s co-host, Melissa Francis interrupted the conversation, saying, “I’m not sure we need to bring George Soros into this.”

“He [Soros] paid for it. Why can’t we discuss the fact that the millions of dollars he spent elected these people,” Gingrich argued.

“No, he didn’t,” panelist Marie Harf retorted. “I agree with Melissa, George Soros doesn’t need to be a part of this conversation.”

“So, it’s verboten?” Gingrich asked as an awkward silence took over the broadcast.

The news was highlighted by Twitter user Robby Starbuck who also pointed out that billionaire George Soros has poured in millions of dollars to back multiple progressive district attorneys in their races.

Starbuck noted that even Fox News has reported about Soros’s influence on DA elections, and suggested that host Francis should apology to Gingrich. 

“Bizarrely @MelissaAFrancis – Even Fox has covered George Soros influence on DA elections and how the DA’s he’s backed have taken positions that are extremely anti-police + have increased crime in their districts,” Starbuck said. “I think you owe @newtgingrich an apology.”

Earlier this month, 50 house Republicans led by Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) demanded that Attorney General William Barr launch an investigation into a series of seemingly organized riots featuring militant anarchists torching American cities. 

Additionally, Buck (R-Colo.) last week sent a letter to the Department of Justice, asking them to look into the source of funding for recent riots and antifa-related activities in major cities across the United Stated.