Newt Goes Off on Mitt

In interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier Monday, Gingrich says it’s “absurd” some claim he has as many moderate positions as Romney and again previews his line of attack on healthcare.

Ex-Speaker: “[Romney] signed a bill that paid his tax-paid abortions and his Planned Parenthood with an official position in ‘Romneycare.’ Those aren’t conservative positions.”

Read the exchange below.

BAIER: “So do you think Mitt Romney is a conservative?”

GINGRICH: “No. He’s a Massachusetts moderate at best. He registered as a Democrat to vote for Paul Tsongas, who was the most liberal guy in 1992 running. He called himself a moderate running for governor in 2002. He signed a bill that paid his tax-paid abortions and his Planned Parenthood with an official position in ‘Romneycare.’ Those aren’t conservative positions.”

BAIER: “So for people who say that you have as many moderate positions in your past as Mitt Romney?”

GINGRICH: “That’s absurd, I mean, Bret, that’s just absurd. I was a Reagan Republican when Romney was an independent. The gap between Romney and me is about the size of the gap between Los Angeles and New York in terms of ideology.”

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