Gingrich: ‘Greedy economic giants are raping the environment’

That was Newt Gingrich circa 1974.

Shannon Luke Morgan reports in the Indiana Daily Student:

In 1974, Newt Gingrich kicked off his first congressional campaign with these words: “Greedy economic giants are raping the environment.”

That October, Gingrich gave a speech criticizing the big oil companies and demanding they open their record books for public inspection. This is hardly the Newt Gingrich, or the average Republican, of today…

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