Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will suspend his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination next week, according to multiple reports.
Senior Gingrich aides told Fox News on Wednesday that the candidate would either suspend or end his campaign on Tuesday and “more than likely” endorse presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
At a Wednesday morning campaign event in North Carolina, the Georgia Republican conceded that conservatives needed to get behind Romney after he made a clean sweep in five primaries on Tuesday.
“I think you have to at some point be honest with what’s happening in the real world, as opposed to what you’d like to have happened,” Gingrich told supporters, according to CBS News. “I think obviously that I would be a better candidate, but the objective fact is the voters didn’t think that. …. And I also think it’s very, very important that we be unified.”
The former House Speaker said he would continue to campaign “as a citizen,” but did not explain what that meant.
Taxpayers are currently funding Secret Service protection for Gingrich to the tune of about $44,000 a day. His campaign is reportedly about $4.3 million in debt.
Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’
On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.
As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.
Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:
1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."
Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." pic.twitter.com/4K79KlbEeR
British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate
Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.
The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.
In sometimes ill-tempered exchanges, four of the five candidates said they would seek to renegotiate the draft Brexit divorce deal agreed with Brussels even though EU leaders have repeatedly ruled this out.
Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6
President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.
Outside of the closed-door committee hearing Thursday, Cohen said that the House Intelligence Committee is seeking further information, according to Washington Examiner writer Byron York.
Michael Cohen finished closed-door testimony before House Intel Committee, says he's coming back for another session March 6. Again: No reason for secrecy. Transcripts should be released ASAP.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 28, 2019