Republican Newt Gingrich, who led the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Bill Clinton in a sex-and-perjury scandal, has told a Christian radio program he was cheating on his second wife at the same time as he was fighting for the impeachment of former president Bill Clinton.
Gingrich, who is testing the waters for his presidential ambition, is making an attempt to make peace with Christian conservatives ahead of a possible presidential campaign.
Gingrich confessed to Dr. James Dobson, a conservative radio host who runs a nationally syndicated program and spoke at length about past infidelity and his two divorces.
Gingrich argued that he wasn't a hypocrite for pushing for Clinton's impeachment while having an affair.
The impeachment spectacle that Newt Gingrich headed costing $7 million to the American tax payers failed to convince the majority of the Americans that the republicans are neo-puritans above personal indiscretions. Instead it exposed the family-values and hypocracy of the twice divorced Gingrich, while his foe Clinton though condemned for his personal indiscretion was spared.
Gingrich resigned as speaker of the House in disgrace and Clinton completed his presidency with very high public approval of his job rating.