TPM just caught up with Newt Gingrich after his address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday morning. We asked about the news of the moment, the release of President Obama’s long-form birth certificate.
Gingrich was in the breakfast all morning, so he appeared to be hearing the news for the first time. He laughed when asked for his reaction and cautioned, “I haven’t even looked at it yet.”
But he did offer a quick take on the president’s decision to take on the birther movement head on — or, as Obama put it earlier, to put the issue to rest once and for all.
“All I would say is, why did it take so long?” Gingrich said. “The whole thing is strange.”