Controversies key in Gingrich's rise and fall
March 3rd, 2011
07:42 AM ET
12 years ago

Controversies key in Gingrich's rise and fall

Washington (CNN) - Newt Gingrich first arrived on the national political scene when, a few years after being elected to the House, he pushed ethics violations charges against then-Speaker Jim Wright, who later resigned.

Ethics violations, and a budget battle that forced a government shutdown, toppled Gingrich after he had risen to the speaker's chair.


Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
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  1. Marie MD

    The rethugs don't care because they preach christian values but they break every commandment. In other words, they see newt man as one of their heroes. Good thing to know that most Americans are smarter than to allow this liar, cheater and disgraced member of congress to get anywhere near the WH.
    Maybe if he gave up 24 of those 25 jobs he has he can make sure 24 out od work people have jobs. Just saying.

    March 3, 2011 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  2. ConservaFascists

    Gingrinch is an ethical nightmare. This is the man who was calling for former President Clinton's impeachment while he was having an affair. A government shutdown occured under him. That is not th ekind of leadership we need in the Congress or in the Oval Office.

    March 3, 2011 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  3. informed voter

    Gingrich has no ethics. He's a hypocrite and a liar, who tried to bring our government to a screeching halt, and failed miserably as a Congressman and a husband. why anyone would vote for this pompous windbag, is beyond logic!

    March 3, 2011 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  4. FM

    Can't people like Gingrich who had served the nation retire gracefully, and we let the new blood play also their role!!!! Time come and go. His time came and went. It doesn't make logic to make him again a reborn politician! He did it and now it is the chance to someone else.

    March 3, 2011 08:34 am at 8:34 am |