Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, speaking to CSPAN a year after he resigned from the House, addressed his own ethics charges, arguing that he represented a "progressive tradition of reform" and had been falsely criticized because of his opposition to government corruption.
"I've always said I came out of the Theodore Roosevelt-LaFollette progressive tradition of reform," Gingrich told CSPAN. "I always knew that if you're dealing with genuine corruption, people will come after you."
He added that "in every campaign against me that they did, they tried, when people actually looked at the evidence, they concluded in the end that I hadn't done anything."
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