So Nancy Pelosi knows something about Newt Gingrich that will prevent him from ever being president. Her “secret” knowledge will prevent the GOP from nominating him? She has alluded in the past that this information is part of the ethics violations against Newt but these records are sealed and cannot be disclosed to the public.
So does Nancy Pelosi actually know something that we should know? If she does, you can be sure that it will be announced right after his nomination at the Republican convention.
Here is Newt Gingrich’s response to her allegations:
Newt Gingrich, responding Wednesday to comments from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that he has no shot at winning the presidency, said his campaign makes his former House colleague and other Democrats “hysterical.”
“As my campaign has gotten stronger, the attacks have become more hysterical and more factually incorrect,” Mr. Gingrich said in an interview Wednesday with The Washington Times-affiliated“America’s Morning News” radio program.
Mr Gingrich challenged Mrs. Pelosi to “put up or shut up.”
“I have no idea what she’s talking about, I don’t think she has any idea what she’s talking about. But bring it on,” the GOP presidential front-runner told hosts John McCaslin and Dana Mills. “When you’re a left-wing Democrat, the prospect of a Gingrich presidency is really sort of like a nightmare. And they’re right. My goal is to go to Washington to change it, not just to get along with the old order.”
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she wasn’t referring to any confidential knowledge of Newt Gingrich that would prevent him from becoming president.
Pelosi clarified her remarks after saying on Tuesday on CNN about Gingrich, “He’s not going to be president of the United States… . Let me just make my prediction and stand by it … There is something I know.”
Pelosi’s spokesperson said that the remarks were being misinterpreted, and that she was merely referring to things that were in a 1990s-era Ethics Committee report compiled on Gingrich, which is in the public record.
“The ‘something’ Leader Pelosi knows is that Newt Gingrich will not be President of the United States. She made that clear last night,” said spokesperson Drew Hammill. “Leader Pelosi previously made a reference to the extensive amount of information that is in the public record, including the comprehensive committee report with which the public may not be fully aware.”
Pelosi issued a statement Wednesday, saying, “Any reference I would make to the Ethics Committee is confined to the public record.”
This is the second time the minority leader has hinted that she might have some particular knowledge about Gingrich.
“One of these days we’ll have a conversation about Newt Gingrich,” Pelosi told Talking Points Memo in December. “I know a lot about him. I served on the investigative committee that investigated him, four of us locked in a room in an undisclosed location for a year. A thousand pages of his stuff.”
“Not right here,” Pelosi said, when asked for more detail. “When the time’s right.”
Newt Gingrich on Wednesday dismissed Pelosi’s most recent comments about him.
“She lives in a San Francisco environment of strange fantasies and strange understandings of reality. I have no idea what’s in Nancy Pelosi’s head. If she knows something, spit it out. Tell us what it is. I have no idea what she’s talking about,” Gingrich said on NBC’s “Today” show.