Skip to comments.Romney calls on Gingrich to release House Ethics report
Posted on 01/20/2012 12:46:34 PM PST by BradtotheBone
GILBERT, S.C. Mitt Romney and a top surrogate called for Newt Gingrich, Romney's chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination, to release the House Ethics Committee report that led to a reprimand of Gingrich and a $300,000 fine.
After Romney was pressed on his tax returns, Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) stepped in and interrupted Romney.
"The people of South Carolina are not talking about tax returns. They're not. They're talking about jobs, spending and the economy," she said before taking a shot at Gingrich, who is neck and neck with Romney in recent polls of South Carolina.
"In all honesty, I've heard more people wondering why you guys aren't asking about Ethics reports and ethics problems with the Gingrich campaign."
Romney then agreed with Haley that Gingrich should release the Ethics investigation immediately.
"Of course he should," Romney told reporters. "One of the issues that was raised last night by Rick Santorum was the fact that he was pushed out of the House by his fellow members. I think over 80 percent of Republican congressmen voted to reprimand the Speaker of the House, the first time in history. And Nancy Pelosi has the full record of that Ethics investigation. You know it's going to get out before the general election. Sure, he ought to get it out now."
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Are you for real?!
She will NEVER get another donation from my family!!!
The more I think about this, I am very angry with her.
It probably went down like this:
Romney asks Haley before the pressed if she would do him a favor. would she please interrupt at some point and ask about the ethics report on Gingrich?See that way, Nikki, I’m not the one asking the question, and then I can tag team you on requesting it! To which Nikki says, anything for, O RINO King!
seriously, just WHO in SC was asking about the ethics report from how many years ago?
the whole set up and premise by Nikki shows she has gone to the dark side.
Politicans at her level aren’t without savvy, she must know how this playing with conservatives, what does she have reason to believe she is going to gain from this? I would love to know what she was promised to make her throw over the ones who brought her to the dance.
....>the whole set up and premise by Nikki shows she has gone to the dark side.
A classic case of it’s ABOUT me! She lives with the liberal RNC dogs; now she has her legacy -so let’s see her defend it. A traitor to conservatism. Mitt is not a conservative.
I am beinging to wonder more and more if other candidates (whether I like them or not) are having problems because of Romney and the MSM following him blindly. Not only Newt but also Herman troubles were ‘pushed’ from somewhere.
It appears the MSM is attempting to be ‘King maker’ again and saddle the voters with an MSM choice as candidate.
What a loser Haley is, yes the ARE talking about Mitt’s tax returns. She’s a liar and a shill. She’s already dead to conservatives.
What a loser Haley is, yes they ARE talking about Mitt’s tax returns. She’s a liar and a shill. She’s already dead to conservatives.
I wish that I had never voted for Nikki. What a scumbag she is. She’d better hope that rumnuts wins and gives her a job, because I believe that she’s finished here.
Thank you, it saved me a post except to say that Romney really needs better staff. This group doesn’t play defense very well when their dirty tricks blow up in their faces.
Fantastic video! Hilarious!
Here is some more ...
Bozell Statement: Newt Was Found Innocent Nearly 13 Years Ago Networks Have Yet To Report It
By Brent Bozell | December 07, 2011 | 14:40
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Following the recent threats from Nancy Pelosi and the heavy brush with which the media are painting Newt Gingrich as unethical, the Media Research Center is now calling on the networks to seize the moment and report the truth from nearly 13 years ago.
It has been 4,689 days since the IRS formally cleared Newt Gingrich of any violation of tax law. Its been 4,689 days since ABC, CBS, and NBC have had the opportunity to report it. What the heck. Why not today? Now is the time for these networks to report the truth for once. The networks owe it to the American people to report the fact that in 1999 the IRS completely vindicated Gingrich.
Between December 15, 1996 and January 31, 1997 the network morning and evening newscasts filed a staggering 244 stories. Total number of network stories on the news that Newt was completely innocent? Zero. Thats beyond pathetic.
Oh and what about CNN? We found that the cable network filed one — count ‘em, one — story. They’re probably exhausted by all that effort, so we’ll let them off the hook.
See Bozell’s column “ Newt Is Vindicated, But Nobody Knows It” in February of 1999, detailing how the IRS cleared Gingrich of any violation of the tax laws but was spiked from being covered by ABC, CBS and NBC News.
He seems just the petty type. It’s certainly not about America with this spiteful little girl. He reminds me of Nelly Oleson.
LOL, It’s true that every cloud has a silver lining!
THEN to make SURE everyone understands Newt Gingrich was NOT FINED!!!
Words from their own mouths....
House Rep’s statement on Newt Gingrich’s Non Fine...
Numerous statements from elected officials and other individuals associated with the Committees investigation make it clear that the sanction levied against Speaker Gingrich was nothing more than a cost assessment. In presenting the Report to the Members of the House, former Congresswoman Nancy Johnson (R-CT) characterized the Speakers payment in the following manner:
Likewise in past cases where the committee imposed monetary sanctions on a Member, the committee found that the Member had been personally enriched by the misconduct. The committee made no such finding against Representative Gingrich, yet recommends that a cost reimbursement of $300,000 be paid to the House by him.
Likewise, Democrat Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), a member of the Investigation Subcommittee, described the Report findings in the Congressional Record as follows:
Based upon the allegation, the violations we found, the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct on a 7-to-1 vote, full committee now, entire committee, recommended the following penalty. It recommended a reprimand and a cost assessment of $300,000. . . . We set $300,000 as the estimated costs of that portion of the investigation that dealt with clearing up the misstatements that we received, which may be begun to be prepared in Mr. Gingrichs law firm, but for which he is responsible as Member of the House.
Indeed, even Democrat Congressman (now Senator) Ben Cardin (D-MD) agreed on the proper classification of the Speakers $300,000 payment. In his remarks to the House urging adoption of the Ethics Committee Report and Resolution, then-Congressman Cardin described the proposed sanction against Speaker Gingrich in the following manner:
It provides a reprimand plus a required $300,000 contribution by Mr. Gingrich to the cost of these proceedings.
Moreover, in the transcript of the sanctions proceedings before the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, Special Counsel to the House Ethics Committee James Cole could not have made it more clear when he responded to questions from Congressman Thomas Sawyer (D-OH) as follows:
In addition, this is not a fine that we are recommending. The rule book says that a fine is an appropriate sanction when a member has received personal gain. And as Mr. Smith had asked and as I told him, no, we did not find that.
In sum, there was never any fine levied against Speaker Gingrich as a result of the findings of the House Ethics Committee Report referenced in the subject advertisements. Any statement to the contrary in any broadcast communication produced on behalf of Governor Romney, any other presidential candidate, or any SuperPAC is all at once false, misleading, and defamatory.
Romney destroyed hard drives from his Governorship,
and then refused to release IRS papers just this week.
Romney covered up the BIG DIG fiasco and installed
the NEW YORK TIMES agenda against the Mass.
How above us all the carpetbagger RINO Romney truly is.