Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is in North Charleston and will attend a Charleston Tea Party town hall meeting tonight at the North Charleston City Hall, during which he plans to field questions.
“When you get out of Washington, it’s amazing how many people are ready for a tough-minded person who has actually balanced the budget for four years, reformed welfare, cut taxes and got unemployment under 4 percent in the 1990s,” says Gingrich.
Gingrich says he plans to make a proposal to President Obama.
“The president said he wanted more revenue, he means taxes. Why don’t the Republicans put into this deal, allowing drilling offshore for oil and gas, which will generate billions of dollars, creating thousands of jobs in South Carolina, which has a 10 percent unemployment rate,” says Gingrich.
Wednesday morning, Gingrich will speak to leaders at the state’s electric cooperatives in Charleston.
His visit marks the second time he’s come to South Carolina since announcing his bid for the White House.