Bob Schieffer Confronts Gingrich On Claim His Medicare Statement Wasn’t About Paul Ryan

Posted by | May 22, 2011 17:22 | Filed under: Top Stories

Newt Gingrich tried to claim last week that he wasn’t talking about Paul Ryan when he discussed Ryan’s Medicare plan on Meet the Press. Gingrich told Bob Schieffer on CBS that his mistake was accepting a false premise from David Gregory when he denounced Paul Ryan’s plan. Gingrich struggled while trying to claim that he and Ryan are on one side, and President Obama on the other.

“I wasn’t referring to Ryan,” Gingrich pleaded. Host Bob Schieffer then played a clip of Gingrich on Meet the Press last week, in which Gingrich explicitly said Ryan’s plan was “too big a jump.” Caught in a trap of his own making, Gingrich could only say that Ryan’s plan is a “big plan that needs to be worked through.”

Schieffer wasn’t buying what Gingrich was trying to sell, because it made no sense.

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