Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich is notorious for his active — and sometimes controversial — musings on Twitter. But not only does he have a Twitter feed in English, but he has also started one in Spanish.
He posted his first tweet in Spanish at 1:08 pm on July 9, noting that he would be on Neil Cavuto’s Fox show at 4:05 to discuss Pelosi’s $16 million “mouse” project. He also asked his readers what he should say about the subject. While some of his tweets on the Spanish-language feed are the same as on the English version, others are original content.
More importantly, why would Gingrich even want a Spanish-language Twitter feed? He has fiercely opposed bilingual education, even going so as far to call Spanish “the language of living in a ghetto”:
The American people believe English should be the official language of the government. … We should replace bilingual education with immersion in English so people learn the common language of the country and they learn the language of prosperity, not the language of living in a ghetto.
More recently, Gingrich has gone after Latina Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor as a “Latina women racist.”