Newt Reprimand

The Associated Press reports that a subcommittee of the House ethics committee will recommend that Speaker Newt Gingrich be reprimanded. A reprimand is a less serious penalty than censure, which would make Gingrich ineligible to serve as Speaker. The full ethics committee is considering complaints that Gingrich used funds from a tax-exempt organization to support political activities. He has admitted to failing to get proper legal advice on the activities, and to providing inaccurate statements to the ethics committee. The committee has been expected to come to a final decision on his penalty by the end of this month. NPR's Peter Kenyon has a report.



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