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January 27th, 2012
01:10 PM ET

Did Gingrich refer to Spanish as 'ghetto' language?

By the CNN Wire Staff

Editor's note: This is part of the CNN political fact-checking series.

(CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich accused former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney of taking out of context comments he made about bilingual education. The speaker's comments are referenced in a Spanish-language political ad. During Thursday night's CNN Republican candidates debate, moderator Wolf Blitzer asked Romney about it, "You've had an ad running saying that Speaker Gingrich called Spanish - quote - 'The language of the ghetto.' What do you mean by that?"

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  1. MikeG

    He meant to get ho's. The language to get pick women up with.

    January 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |