The skeletons in Newt Gingrich’s closet

Gingrich enjoys Sapphic poetry night at L5P's Charis Books

With Newt soaring to a virtual first-place tie in the latest poll of GOP voters we’re sure to hear plenty more about this sordid chapter from his past.

Jackie Gingrich told the Washington Post on January 3, 1985, “He walked out in the spring of 1980 and I returned to Georgia. By September, I went into the hospital for my third surgery. The two girls came to see me, and said Daddy is downstairs and could he come up? When he got there, he wanted to discuss the terms of the divorce while I was recovering from the surgery.”

That’s not all:

One former aide describes approaching a car with Gingrich’s daughters in hand, only to find the candidate with a woman, her head buried in his lap. The aide quickly turned and led the girls away. Another former friend maintains that Gingrich repeatedly made sexual advances to her when her husband was out of town. On one occasion, he visited under the guise of comforting her after the death of a relative, and instead tried to seduce her. In certain circles in the mid-1970s, Gingrich was developing a reputation as a ladies’ man.

Newt Gingrich, ladies man?!?

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One thought on “The skeletons in Newt Gingrich’s closet

  1. Ironically, the one viable GOP candidate that doesn’t have moral “skeletons” is the only candidate the evangelical right refuses to embrace.

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