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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich jabbed Russia for its vote Friday in the United Nations Security Council. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich jabbed Russia for its vote Friday in the United Nations Security Council — a move that could reflect badly on President-elect Trump.

“So Russia having illegally occupied Crimea and eastern Ukraine votes to condemn Israel for ‘occupied lands.’ We are supposed to be impressed,” the Trump adviser tweeted Saturday morning.

In a 14-0 vote on Friday, the U.N. Security Council condemned Israel for settlements in areas of the West Bank and East Jerusalem that Israel occupied during the Six-Day War of 1967. The Security Council is often critiqued for being anti-Israel.

In the vote, the United States abstained on the measure. Russia, which like the U.S. has veto power in the Security Council, voted against Israel.

Gingrich has long been critical of Russia, even though Trump has warmed toward its leader, President Vladimir Putin. Trump urged the U.S. to veto the measure on Friday.

In a follow-up tweet, Gingrich added that the incoming Trump administration “should rethink our approach to UN-take strong steps to support Israel in response to Obama’s betrayal of our ally.”

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