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Gingrich Defends Scalise: Obama Got a Pass on Jeremiah Wright

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich came to the defense of Rep. Steve Scalise on Sunday over Scalise’s reported speech to a white supremacist group in 2002. Gingrich noted that when President Barack Obama was first running for the White House in 2008 he was dogged by complaints he had attended sermons by his Chicago pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

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