CNN’s Wolf Blitzer pressed colleague Newt Gingrich on Wednesday after the former speaker of the House accused Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who was testifying before Congress on the rollout of Obamacare, of being more dishonest than President Richard Nixon .
Sebelius dishonesty in testimony this morning exceeds anything president Nixon was accused of. The Obama team cant tell truth and survive
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) October 30, 2013
Blitzer asked Gingrich Wednesday afternoon if he would like to revise his accusation.
“I want to know if you want to revise making a comparison to Nixon and the only president forced out of office because he broke the law,” Blitzer said to Gingrich.
At first, Gingrich declined.
“No, he was forced out of office in part, he resigned in part because he had said a series of things that weren’t true,” Gingrich said. “How can you have been through a month of the website breaking down? If you want to make the argument, she’s out of touch with reality, it wasn’t a lie because she hasn’t noticed.”
After more back and forth, Gingrich said that Sebelius was just as bad as Nixon.
“I’ll modify it. Equals anything. How is that?” Gingrich asked Blitzer.