Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who once said “people have every right to ask the tough questions,” launched an attack on CNN Thursday night after they gave him a chance to respond to allegations made by his ex-wife.
During the final debate before South Carolina’s Republican primary, moderator John King asked the former House Speaker about if his second wife, Marianne, was telling the truth when she claimed he had asked for an “open marriage.”
“I think the destructive, vicious nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office, and I am appalled that you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like that,” Gingrich said angrily.
But in an interview with NBC’s David Gregory shortly after declaring he was a candidate, Gingrich welcomed questions about his personal life.
“I think that if people watch me, talk with me, get to know me, my hope is that a majority of Americans will decide that I can help this country get back on track in a way that no one else can,” the candidate explained. “And if they decide that that’s true, then I think we will have a very successful campaign. But people have every right to ask the tough questions and to measure somebody personally.”
(Source: RawStory,com and CNN)