Countdown: Newt’s Hypocrisy on the Defense of Marriage Act Wins Him a ‘Worst Person’ Nod

It was gratifying to see that Newt Gingrich made the “bronze” in the Worst Person segment on “Countdown” earlier this week because he’d touted his support for Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. Gingrich made the cut because — as we reported here first — he was cheating on his second wife at the time:

Most people know by now that, in the mid-1990s, then-Speaker Gingrich was cheating on his second wife, Marianne, with a staffer, his current wife Callista, at the same time he led the drive to impeach Pres. Clinton over a lie about his affair with a staffer, Monica Lewinsky.

It is not as widely known, however, that two years before the impeachment Speaker Gingrich was also cheating on Marianne with Callista when he led the passage of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.