Callista Gingrich, the wife of former House Speaker and strong Trump supporter Newt Gingrich, was nominated by President Trump to become U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican.
Despite a few hurdles in the process, the Senate voted to confirm her appointment on Monday by an overwhelming 70-23 margin.
By vote of 70-23, Senate confirms nomination of Callista Gingrich as US Ambassador to the Vatican. Nomination was submitted May 25.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 16, 2017
Gingrich had the support of several Democratic senators, but some conservatives took issue with her belief that some climate change is “due to human behavior.”
She also stated that the U.S. should “lead the world” on environmental protection, right before Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Accords.
The controversy had gotten so heated that Gingrich almost withdrew her name from nomination.
Instead, she’ll represent her country to the most liberal pope in history.
— Jason Calvi (@JasonCalvi) October 16, 2017
Some, however, take issue with the selection, and it has little to do with her qualifications.
In 2012, Newt Gingrich’s ex-wife, Marianne, told ABC News and The Washington Post that her ex-husband had asked her about the possibility of an “open marriage” after she found out about his ongoing affair with Callista Bisek, his current wife.
He then proceeded to deliver a speech called “The Demise of American Culture” to a group of Pennsylvania Republican women.
Nobody is defending Newt and Callista’s actions then, but from the reaction below it’s obvious that forgiveness isn’t a liberal virtue.
Senate confirms Callista Gingrich as US ambassador to Vatican.
Next up, as director of US Muslim outreach, this bag of pork rinds.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) October 16, 2017
Callista Gingrich, mistress & 3rd wife of ex-Speaker & adulterer, Newt Gingrich is now Amb to Vatican because nothing f'ing matters anymore.
— Aღanda (@GrnEyedMandy) October 16, 2017
How, exactly, were Newt and Callista Gingrich able to get married in a Catholic church? Must've been some moneychangers in temple that day.
— Eric Kleefeld (@EricKleefeld) October 16, 2017
Wait so the USA is sending someone to the Vatican who committed adultery and is a 3rd wife of a serial adulterer Callista Gingrich
— Jimmy😷 (@JimmyStreich) October 16, 2017
I wouldn't be surprised if the Vatican returns Callista Gingrich to us with a polite letter declining her.
— Faster we run, and we die young (@SethFromThe716) October 16, 2017
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