Newt Accused Clinton of “Decadence,” Evoking “Jerry Springer,” and Creating “Tabloid Headlines”

Univision’s talented Jorge Ramos asked Newt Gingrich a great question in an interview released yesterday:

RAMOS: When you were Speaker of the House, you criticized President Clinton for having an extramarital affair.

GINGRICH: No, I criticized him for lying under oath in front of a federal judge, for committing perjury, which is a felony for which normal people go to jail.

However, that’s not quite true.  In a commentary for a conservative publication, he seemed to go much further than merely critiquing Clinton’s perjury.

In the May 22, 1998 Human Events, he wrote that President Clinton had degraded the presidency to “a level of disrespect and decadence that should appall every American.”

He also said the American presidency was globally perceived as a “rough equivalent of the Jerry Springer show.”

He went on to say that the “tabloid headlines” cause Americans to lose further trust in the government and the rule of law.

In other words, Newt didn’t limit his criticism surrounding the terrible Lewinsky affair to Clinton’s perjury.  So, the growing list of Newt’s lies keeps growing at an alarming rate.  Who is surprised?  Not Jackie Battley, his former high school geometry teacher whom he married in 1962.  Not Marianne Ginther, whom he married in 1981.

Come on, American women voters. Let’s take a stand against this.


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