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…