Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has a message for former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: Put up or shut up.
Reacting to Pelosi’s charge that there is something she knows that would knock Gingrich out of the presidential running, Gingrich told Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” she should come forward with it now. But, he said, he’d rather have her threats than her endorsement.
“Look, I think if she knows something she ought to say it,” Gingrich said. “And if she doesn’t know something, she ought to quit saying it. But this is baloney. I don’t think any Republican is going to be threatened by Nancy Pelosi. And frankly, I’d rather have her threaten me than endorse me. So I feel pretty good about it. If she has something, bring it out. I’m happy for her to bring it out.”
Gingrich was asked if he would make public documents from his 1990s ethics inquiry when he was serving as speaker of the House. However, Gingrich said that it isn’t he who is lacking transparency — it his opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
“Come on, look — this is a guy who had a Swiss bank account,” Gingrich said. “He has Cayman Island bank accounts. He’s never revealed a single thing about his business dealings. And he wants to keep staying on offense about transparency. I wold love to have a transparency and accountability debate with Mitt Romney. I don’t think he can answer all sorts of questions that he doesn’t want brought up, including serious liabilities as a director of a company. So, let’s make it a two-way street. These guys have been taking and throwing punches for weeks. The fact is they have a lot they can’t answer and won’t answer.”