Since Obama took office on Jan. 20, three executive branch nominees have withdrawn, and others have come under scrutiny.
Gingrich talked about Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who was confirmed despite tax troubles; nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Daschle, who withdrew his nomination because of tax issues; nominee for Commerce Secretary Bill Richardson, who withdrew his nomination in the midst of a federal corruption probe; and designated chief performance officer Nancy Killefer, who withdrew because of a tax problem.
Gingrich said Republicans should take a firm stance against politicizing the census.
[controlled by the White House]
Gingrich was speaking to the Stafford County, Va., Lincoln-Reagan Dinner.
Moving control of the Census Bureau apparently to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was overtly political, Gingrich said.