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Newt Gingrich says Bush family is behaving 'childishly' for skipping RNC

Posted: 2:50 PM, Jul 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-18 14:50:48-04

Newt Gingrich says the Bush family is behaving "childishly" for skipping this week's Republican National Convention.

In a Monday morning interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" at the RNC site in Cleveland, the former GOP House speaker said "the Republican party has been awfully good to the Bushes and they're showing remarkably little gratitude."

He says the family needs to "get over" former Florida Governor Jeb Bush's loss to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump in the primary race.

Gingrich also says he's not disappointed that he was passed over by Trump for the vice presidential slot on the Republican ticket in favor of Indiana Governor Mike Pence. He says if the job is to court support from "regular Republicans," then Pence "will do a much better job."