Gingrich's daughters defend him ahead of ABC interview with ex-wife
January 19th, 2012
02:31 AM ET
11 years ago

Gingrich's daughters defend him ahead of ABC interview with ex-wife

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - Newt Gingrich's adult daughters are coming to their father's defense ahead of a potentially damaging interview with his second wife scheduled to air two days before the Republican South Carolina primary.

The Gingrich campaign released a "Memo to ABC News Leadership" from daughters Kathy Lubbers and Jackie Cushman. The memo addresses reports Wednesday evening of the network's extensive interview with the Republican presidential candidate's ex-wife.


Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • South Carolina
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Heidi

    Wonder what he promised them?

    January 19, 2012 02:37 am at 2:37 am |
  2. anonymoussource

    While I hate seeing someone get trashed for past mistakes... Newt should realize that if he calls all the other candidates liars and other names, he should also be able to take personal attacks.

    January 19, 2012 02:57 am at 2:57 am |
  3. Sirned

    Which wife again? Children from which marriage are with him now? What family values does he believe are important again?

    January 19, 2012 03:12 am at 3:12 am |
  4. gk

    Wow no one comments on this? I wonder what secret ABC is going to reveal on another candidate...

    January 19, 2012 03:14 am at 3:14 am |
  5. stevetall

    So, the nuts don't fall far from the tree. Not surprizing that these two are just as confused about national politics as their dad. Luckily, there's zero chance that Sir Wed-a-lot will get elected, especially since he's stated that Sarah Palin would be a big part of his team. Look out Callista (wife #3). Wife #4 is locked in the Newt Tractor Beam.

    January 19, 2012 03:23 am at 3:23 am |
  6. s

    He is such a LOOSER and his daughters to, how many more last names can we get

    January 19, 2012 03:45 am at 3:45 am |
  7. Shelby

    It makes sense that Gingrich's daughters are defending him regardless of his sordid past. What child wouldn't love to have their dad be president?

    January 19, 2012 05:08 am at 5:08 am |
  8. Marie MD

    They must be in his will.
    Tifanny's anyone? Half a million dollars can buy you a lot of clothes and jewelry.
    I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. His daughters didn't learn much, did they?

    January 19, 2012 06:21 am at 6:21 am |
  9. Anonymous

    What a surprise, a Gingrich smear piece from Drudge Report, which no doubt was influenced by the hidden parasites/elitists working on Rove Plan to Elect the Next Neocon Robot.

    January 19, 2012 06:34 am at 6:34 am |
  10. T'sah From Virginia

    Talk about "Obama Drama" – ginGRINCH has more drama than a boring Broadway play. How many First Ladies does ginGRINCH bring to the WH if he gets elected????? Please!!

    Obama 2012

    January 19, 2012 07:17 am at 7:17 am |
  11. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Is Newt Gingrich and daughters suggesting that his ex wife shouldn't be interviewed or talked to on national television? I thought that there was freedom of speech here in this country. Is that since it could hurt the candidate that she is no longer allowed?

    January 19, 2012 07:22 am at 7:22 am |
  12. diridi

    Does she get the speaker of the House? Ha..ha..ha..ha...what a nonsense........

    January 19, 2012 07:23 am at 7:23 am |