Gingrich Misspells John Kerry’s Name In Twitter Rant Calling For His Resignation

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, right, and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., take part in a debate on global warming, Tuesday, April 10, 2007, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)
Start your day with TPM.
Sign up for the Morning Memo newsletter

Newt Gingrich was so fired up about Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech on climate change that he misspelled the secretary’s name four times in a series of tweets calling for his resignation.

Speaking in Jakarta, Indonesia, Kerry called climate change “the greatest challenge of our generation” and compared the urgency of the problem to that of combating terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.

Gingrich thought Kerry’s remarks were a “terrifying prospect for American policy:”

Gingrich’s wife apparently caught his error and he apologized for using the spelling of former Sen. Bob Kerrey’s (D-NE) last name.

Gingrich and then-Sen. Kerry debated climate change back in 2007. Unlike some conservatives, Gingrich accepted scientists’ consensus that human activity is contributing to global warming, but argued that government regulation is not an effective way to combat the problem.

Latest Livewire
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: