There have been lies told about Callista Gingrich, her husband and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said in an interview with CBN posted on its website Monday.
"There have been lies told about her and lies told about the campaign to her disadvantage, and it's not fair. Look, she is a public figure in the sense that if you're going to run for president, you're running as a couple -- inevitably there's some of that. But also, I think there's a general principal of spouses being fairly out of bounds, and people not taking shots," Gingrich said in an interview with David Brody of CBN.
Gingrich is surging in recent polls after weathering a rough start to his campain over the summer. He credits his wife with helping him make it through hard times on the trail. Over the summer, his staff departed en masse and a media maelstrom was stirred up after the Gingriches were criticized for taking a vacation just as the campaign was getting started.
"Three times, when it was really bad this summer -- the two worst months of a 53-year career were June and July this summer. Twice she just said, ‘Get to the debates. Just endure it, and get to the debates," Gingrich said.
Watch the interview here.