Via CNN, we learn that Calista Gingrich, the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, is on track to be named the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.
The White House hopes to announce her nomination before President Donald Trump meets with Pope Francis on May 24 in Rome.
The decision to nominate Gingrich has been made, but the announcement has taken longer than expected pending approval from the Office of Government Ethics, an administration official said.
The White House hopes to formally nominate Gingrich as soon as this week.
Gingrich is a devout Catholic, telling the Christian Broadcasting Network in a 2011 interview that she has “always been a very spiritual person.”
Was she “very spiritual” before, during, or after she was carrying on an affair with Mr. Gingrich while he was impeaching Bill Clinton and at the same time divorcing his second wife so he could hook up with her permanently?
Hey, “let he who is without sin” and all that, but I would think the Vatican would have at least some kind of standard for who other countries send as official representatives. Then again, a hypocritical adulterer and right-wing vocalist pretty much sums up the administration that is sending her.