Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Newt forced to apologize for telling the truth about Ryan's budget

The truth hurts, especially when you're a Republican presidential candidate calling Paul Ryan's budget plan "radical" -- after almost every Republican in the House has already voted for it. Newt's doing his best to put the truth genie back in the bottle, and now says he would have voted for the Ryan budget. That may help him with GOP kingmakers, but it won't help him with the voters, who agree with his first assessment. Politico reports:

Gingrich finally seemed to realize the seriousness of his political plight Tuesday, when he held three conference calls, made a personal apology to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and admitted in a Fox News appearance: “I made a mistake.”

“The fact is that I have supported what Ryan’s trying to do on the budget,” Gingrich told Greta Van Susteren. “The budget vote is one that I am happy to say I would have voted for.”
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