Republican US presidential contender Newt Gingrich said his passion and love for America drove him to cheat on his wife early in his political career.
“There's no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate,” he said in an interview with CBN’s David Brody. “I was doing things that were wrong.”
Gingrich was a man driven by his passion for America working hard to change his country, one act of adultery at a time!
The conservative has been married three times and divorced twice.
Ongoing rumors of Gingrich’s sexual exploits have circled for years, including his fondness for oral sex from multiple women and multiple have claimed to have been intimate with the man at one time or another.
In past interviews with the former speaker’s second wife, it was revealed that he presented his first wife with divorce papers while she was in the hospital recovering from surgery for cancer in 1980.
To ensure his second wife felt she was just as appreciated, Gingrich presented her with divorce papers over the 1999 Mother's Day weekend after she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He broke it to her softly he had found a replacement for her, a woman he had been having an affair with for at least six years.
The other woman was Callista Bisek, who he married after the divorce was finalized in 2000. They remain married today.
The family values conservatives across the US will likely go limp before supporting a man who opts to divorce women when they fall ill and actively sleeps around.