Gingrich: Love of country contributed to affair

Demonstrating a severe lack of accountability for his own infidelity, Newt Gingrich attributed cheating on his former wife to “how passionately [he] felt about this country”.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Via Yahoo News;

Newt Gingrich says his passion for his country contributed to his marital infidelity. In an interview posted Wednesday by The Christian Broadcasting Network, Gingrich — who recently converted to Catholicism — said he had sought God’s forgiveness for mistakes in his past.

“There’s no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate,” Gingrich said.

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