Newt Gingrich in Tampa: I'm tired of being lectured about supporting every other religion

01/30/12 Janelle Irwin
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Tomorrow’s presidential preference primary could decide the eventual GOP nomination. Frontrunners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are aggressively campaigning for a victory in Florida. Gingrich made a stop in Tampa this afternoon at the Tampa Jet Center where he told supporters he has run a cleaner and more deserving campaign than Romney.

“Romney then decided that the only way to stop me was a three and a half million dollar negative campaign in Iowa. We then came back from that and beat him in South Carolina decisively. The New York Times has now reported that the Sunday morning after we won South Carolina the Romney team got together and said, ‘look, we either destroy Gingrich or we can’t win’ so they’ve now spent seventeen and a half million dollars on falsehoods.”

Gingrich said if he wins the Republican Party nomination he will make it a priority to repeal the Affordable Care Act and work to ensure a Republican majority in both the U.S. House and Senate. He added he wants to ensure religions he recognizes are supported.

“Governor Romney imposed on the Catholic hospitals in Massachusetts a position against their conscience. Governor Romney cut off kosher meals for Jewish senior citizens who are on Medicaid to save $5 a day. For $5 a day he said, ‘no, you can’t follow your religious prescription’. Now, I think we need to have a government that respects our religions. I’m a little bit tired of being lectured about every other religion on the planet. I’d like him to respect our religion.”

Gingrich also talked about how he is a more conservative candidate that Mitt Romney. He compared Romney’s healthcare plan to Obama’s and said there are few differences between them. Gingrich also told supporters at the rally that the last two times the Republican nomination went to a moderate they were defeated.

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