Mitt: Newt Should Return Freddie Mac Money

Romney attacks Gingrich, again
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2011 9:21 AM CST
Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich talk during a break in the Republican debate, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

(Newser) – Mitt Romney appears to have no plans to stop attacking new frontrunner Newt Gingrich. Asked on Fox News today whether he thinks Gingrich should return the $1.6 million he got from Freddie Mac, Romney said, "I sure do." He continued, "He says he was in the consulting business. He was in the business of connecting folks with government."

As such, he's part of the same Washington culture that Americans are sick of. "People go there to serve the people, and then they stay there to serve themselves," Romney said. One last dig: Since Gingrich originally said he was serving as a historian for Freddie Mac, Romney noted, "That’d make him the highest-paid historian in history," Politico reports. Mitt isn't the only one who thinks Newt should return the cash. (Read more Mitt Romney stories.)

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