Gingrich: "House Leadership Would Have Been Accused Of 'Gay Bashing' If They Investigated Foley 'Overly Aggressively'"
"This morning on Fox News Sunday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich excused the House leadership for their apparent cover-up of Mark Foley’s predatory behavior. Gingrich said the emails seen by House leadership were 'relatively innocuous, there was nothing sexual in those notes.' Asked if there should be 'second thoughts' about the leadership’s conduct, Gingrinch responded:"
"'Well, you could have second thoughts about it, but I think had they overly aggressively reacted to the initial round, they would have also been accused of gay bashing.'" thinkprogress.org