Newt Gingrich

Gingrich Praises Recent Budget Deal

Calls it "brilliant politics"

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The bipartisan budget agreement is "brilliant politics" that will allow Republicans to keep the heat on Obamacare and avoid the terrible optics of more government shutdowns, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday.

Gingrich said Republicans can now unwrap the "gigantic Christmas gift" of Obamacare's bungled implementation—something the party failed to do in October when a focus on defunding Obamacare led to the first government shutdown in 17 years and a corresponding GOP nosedive in the polls.