The Republicans in the U.S. Senate just embarrassed America in front of the entire world.
The Senate voted to confirm Callista Gingrich – wife of the former House Speaker Newt Gingrich – to serve as ambassador to Vatican City. Gingrich earned support from the Republican Senate even though she has a history of controversy.
The Trump administration already has a tense relationship with Pope Francis and the Catholic Church. And now Trump is going to send a known homewrecker and cheater to serve as ambassador? What an outrage!!!
Gingrich, 51, an author, documentary filmmaker and former congressional aide, is the wife of former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, a vocal Trump ally.
… Gingrich’s nomination to the post at the Holy See in May caused some controversy because of her marriage to Gingrich, with whom she became involved when he was still married to his second wife. Gingrich is Roman Catholic.
Gingrich may need to smooth over relations with Pope Francis, who has criticized the Trump administration’s positions on the environment and immigration.
Additionally, the Gingrich family has been surrounded by controversy dealing with their company, Gingrich Productions. Their organization has been known to promote false medical information for profit.
As Media Matters reported earlier this year, “Gingrich Productions sends numerous shady sponsored emails, including ones that claim that “cancer was cured back in 1925” and “the actual cure” for cancer can be found in the Bible — and it can be unlocked by subscribing to a newsletter for $74 (or $37 if you’re over the age of 60). The emails are from Health Revelations and Health Sciences Institute (HSI), which are both owned by NewMarket Health, LLC, a subsidiary of Agora, Inc.”
Is this the kind of person we want representing America to the rest of the world? I don’t think so!