Gingrich Charged With Ethics Violation

In the latest ethics complaint filed against Newt Gingrich, Democratic Rep. David Bonior charged Wednesday that the speaker violated House rules by promoting his college course in floor speeches.

Gingrich, citing constitutional protections, said it was “totally legitimate for a member of Congress to stand up on the floor of the House and say virtually anything.”

Bonior, the second-ranking House Democrat, has hounded Gingrich about his ethical conduct since the Republicans won the November election, and has held regular news conferences to support complaints filed by others.

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