Gingrich accused of patronising female rival
Published 17/12/2011 | 05:00
NEWT Gingrich was accused of patronising Michele Bachmann because of her gender, after snapping under pressure from his US Republican presidential rival in the final debate before voting in the primaries.
He was attacked by Ms Bachmann, the member of Congress for Minnesota, for taking millions of dollars as a Washington "consultant" after leaving Congress and for tacitly supporting a "barbaric" abortion procedure in the 1990s.
"Sometimes Congresswoman Bachmann doesn't get her facts very accurate," he said. (© Daily Telegraph, London)