GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, former US Speaker of the House, addressed a packed crowd at the College of Charleston Monday night. Gingrich is currently leading in the polls for the GOP race in South Carolina. He told the Charleston crowd why he should be the next president–
“Lower taxes, less regulation, more American energy, support for people who create jobs,” says Gingrich.
Gingrich told ABC News 4 in Charleston he wants to make English the national language in his fight against illegal immigration. He says he supports South Carolina’s controversial immigration law that has provoked a recent lawsuit.
Gingrich was a guest of 1st District Congressman Tim Scott who hosted the town hall meeting at the College of Charleston. In his swing across the Palmetto State this week, stops also include Beaufort, Bluffton, Newberry and Greenville.