On today's Sunday shows, Newt Gingrich calls Mitt Romney's attacks 'breathtakingly dishonest,' and tries to lower expectations in Florida; Florida's governor tells candidates to focus on jobs; House Speaker John Boehner says the Keystone pipeline project may have a vehicle in Congress; and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner expects growth in the U.S. economy but warns of roadblocks in Europe and the Middle East.
Gingrich Calls Romney's Attacks ‘Breathtakingly Dishonest’
Newt Gingrich tore into Mitt Romney on Sunday, calling his attacks in debates and on the campaign trial “breathtakingly dishonest” and saying he expects the primary to go on for months beyond Florida’s vote on Tuesday. "This is going on all the way to the convention,” Gingrich said on ABC’s This Week.
Gingrich Attacking, Lowering Expectations in Florida
Newt Gingrich, trying to lower expectations ahead of Tuesday’s vote, said on Fox News Sunday that the primary would be extremely close but suggested that he expected Romney to win.
Florida Gov. to Candidates: Focus on Jobs
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said the GOP presidential candidates should focus on creating jobs, rather than immigration or the space program. "That's what they ought to talk about day in and day out,” he said on CNN’s State of the Union.
Boehner: Keystone Project May Have a Vehicle
House Speaker John Boehner said on ABC’s This Week that a bill to reinvigorate the Keystone XL pipeline project, which was rejected by the Obama Administration earlier this month, could be attached to pending energy and infrastructure legislation.
McConnell Will Not Rule Out Tax Hikes to Extend Payroll Tax Holiday
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell did not rule out tax increases in order to get an extension of the payroll tax holiday through Congress, despite his stance against such increases in the past.
Geithner Expects Growth, Cautions Against Roadblocks
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner offered a cautiously optimistic assessment of the state of the U.S. economy, arguing that he expected it to grow by 2 percent to 3 percent in this election year. He also cautioned that America’s recovery could be derailed by events in Europe and the Middle East
McCain Warns on Campaign Money: ‘There Will be a Scandal’
Sen. John McCain flayed the Supreme Court on Sunday for their decision that opened the door for corporations to give unlimited amounts of money to third-party political action committees, known as super PACs. “I guarantee there will be a scandal,” he said on NBC’s Meet the Press.
Thompson Accuses Romney of ‘Overkill’
Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson, who endorsed Newt Gingrich, called Mitt Romney’s campaign tactics “overkill” and said they would fall short against President Obama in a general election matchup.
Ron Paul Focuses on Maine
Ron Paul says he’s still in the race, and competitive enough to potentially win in Maine, even though attention has focused on his rivals, who are competing hard in Florida.
Trump Won’t Rule Out Independent Run
Donald Trump said on Sunday that he would not rule out an independent run for president if he doesn't think the GOP nominee can win, though he added that Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney would have a "very good chance" of beating President Obama in the general election.