Newt Gingrich to Mitt Romney: Stop With The Pious Baloney

From the NBC New Hampshire Debate:

David Gregory (debate moderator): Speaker [Gingrich], you decry the Washington establishment and you just talked about The New York Times and The Washington Post. You have agreed with the characterization that Governor Romney is a liar. Look at him now. Do you stand by that claim?

Newt Gingrich: Well, sure. Governor [Romney], I wish you would calmly and directly state it is your former staff running the PAC. It is your millionaire friends giving to the PAC. And you know some of the ads aren’t true. Just say that. It’s straightforward. (APPLAUSE)

Mitt Romney: Well, of course it’s former staff of mine. And, of course they’re people who support me. They wouldn’t be putting money into a PAC that supports me if they weren’t people who support me. And with regards to their ads, I haven’t seen them. And, as you know, under the law, I can’t direct their ads. If there’s anything in them that’s wrong, I hope they take it out. I hope everything that’s wrong is taken out. But let me tell you this. The ad I saw said that you’d been forced out of the speakership. That was correct.

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