Truth Squad: Did Gingrich refer to Spanish as 'ghetto' language?
January 27th, 2012
07:42 AM ET
11 years ago

Truth Squad: Did Gingrich refer to Spanish as 'ghetto' language?

Editor's note: Part of the CNN political fact-checking series

(CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich accused former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney of taking out of context comments he made about bilingual education. The speaker's comments are referenced in a Spanish-language political ad.

During Thursday night's CNN Republican candidates debate, moderator Wolf Blitzer asked Romney about it, "You've had an ad running saying that Speaker Gingrich called Spanish - quote - 'The language of the ghetto.' What do you mean by that?"

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    These candidates sure do enjoy their white meat.
    They are cannibalizing each other.
    Have at it! By the time they get to face President Obama there won't be anything left of Their Chosen One but skin and bones.
    Obama 2012.

    January 27, 2012 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    When is someone going to challenged Gingrich's claim that he led to the Congress to "four years of balanced budgets" DURING his "time as Speaker"?

    January 27, 2012 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  3. Steve, New York City

    Just the good ol' boys. . . . . . .HEE HAW!!!!!

    January 27, 2012 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  4. GI Joe

    He sid it years ago in an interview. SAME THING.

    Nuke the Newt. Corruption at it's worst (except for maybe Bush/Cheney/Rove).

    January 27, 2012 09:07 am at 9:07 am |