Newt’s Ex-Wife Slams His Morals

    House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Ga., talks on a cellular telephone as he and his wife Marianne leave a prayer service at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Washington Tuesday Jan. 7, 1997. After a personal appeal for support by an unrepentant Gingrich, House Republicans will judge Tuesday whether to re-elect the Georgian as speaker despite his admitted ethics violations. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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    Newt Gingrich’s ex-wife told ABC News that the Republican presidential candidate lacked the proper moral character to be president. In an interview that will air Thursday night on Nightline, Marianne Gingrich said her ex-husband had sought an “open marriage” when he admitted that he was having a six-year affair with his current wife, Callista. Marianne said Gingrich conducted his affair from “my bedroom in our apartment in Washington” during the time he led the impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton—a time when Marianne defended his ethics. She said Newt proceeded with the divorce only months after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, when a doctor had advised she not have any stress. At the time of the divorce, Marianne said Gingrich told her that Callista was “going to help him become president.”

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