Newt Gingrich Acknowledges Affair During Lewinsky Probe

Newt Gingrich tells Focus on the Family’s James Dobson in an interview to be aired Friday that he had an affair during the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky probe:

Gingrich_clinton“‘The honest answer is yes. There are times that I have fallen short of my own standards. There’s certainly times when I’ve fallen short of God’s standards. The president of the United States got in trouble for committing a felony in front of a sitting federal judge,’ the former Georgia congressman said of Clinton’s 1998 House impeachment on perjury and obstruction of justice charges. ‘I drew a line in my mind that said, ‘Even though I run the risk of being deeply embarrassed, and even though at a purely personal level I am not rendering judgment on another human being, as a leader of the government trying to uphold the rule of law, I have no choice except to move forward and say that you cannot accept … perjury in your highest officials.'”

As opposed to the sometimes useful dishonest answer.