Newt Gingrich Tears Up While Talking About His Mother, Kit (Video)
Watch video of Gingrich's misty-eyed campaign stop.
While campaigning in Iowa on Friday, Newt Gingrich started crying when asked to describe a memory of his late mother, Kit Gingrich. “I get teary-eyed every time we sing Christmas carols,” he explained. “My mother sang in the choir and loved singing in the choir. And I don’t know if I should admit this, but when I was very young, she made me sing in the choir and we had pictures of me at a very young age singing in the choir.” Kit raised Gingrich alone for the first five years of his life before she remarried; she also suffered from bipolar disorder. She passed away in 2003.
Gringrich’s Daughter Jackie On What Made Newt CryBy Lloyd Grove
His team hopes Gingrich’s Friday waterworks will be the flagging candidate’s “Hillary moment.” Lloyd Grove talks to the ex-speaker’s younger daughter about what made Newt cry.