Newt Gingrich’s second wife doesn’t believe that he has the moral character to be president. In an interview with ABC, Marianne Ginther said that Newt’s personal life conflicts with his political campaign.
Gingirch is currently running on a platform that emphasizes the sanctity of marriage and the importance of family values. According to Ginther, Newt’s personal life doesn’t exactly live up to those principles.
ABC reports that Newt divorced his first wife, Jackie, while she was being treated for cancer. It was also revealed that Newt’s relationship with Marianne started before his divorce.
Marianne found herself in a similar situation years later. Newt was having an affair with his current wife, Callista, while he was still married to Marianne. A few months after Ginther was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Gingrich filed for divorce.
“He also was advised by the doctor when I was sitting there that I was not to be under stress. He knew.”
Here’s a preview of Ginther’s interview.
Gingrich recently signed a pledge to uphold family values by not cheating on his third wife, saying:
“I pledge to uphold the institution of marriage through personal fidelity to my spouse and respect for the marital bonds of others.”
Gingrich also addressed his past infidelities, saying:
“In my case, I said up front openly, I’ve made mistakes at times. I’ve had to go to God for forgiveness. I’ve had to seek reconciliation.”
In the pledge Newt also says that he will fight for the Defense of Marriage Act (which insists that marriage is only to be between a man and a woman).
Do you think Newt Gingrich’s personal life shows that he doesn’t have the moral character to be president?