Gingrich faces shouting protesters in Iowa

Gingrich faces shouting protesters in Iowa

POSTED: Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 2:20am

UPDATED: Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 10:27am

Protesters drowned out Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich during a campaign event at the University of Iowa.

A handful of people seated in a campus auditorium on Wednesday assailed Gingrich for what they called a "callous attitude toward poor people." The protest lasted more than three minutes.

Gingrich watched impassively from the podium while the protesters shouted. They were led away by university officials.

Before the protesters were ushered out, several Gingrich supporters yelled back. One man told the protesters to shut up, and another said, "You've had your freedom of speech - be quiet!"

Gingrich said he appreciated the bulk of attendees who were on hand for a discussion of issues.

The former House speaker was on the University of Iowa campus speaking about brain science research.

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Teflon newt...the guy with a rolling half-million dollar tab at Tiffany' much do you think he cares about the 1 in 2 in poverty in this country? This is a toad who spouts family values (check out how he dumped his 2 former wives), is devoid of any ethics (got thrown out as Speaker of the House), panders to the rich elitist crowd, and lies every single time he opens his mouth. But in a debate, President Obama would chew this fatheaded clown up one side down the other! OBAMA 11/6/2012.

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