Candace Gingrich-Jones knows things about her brother Newt. For one thing, she knows that their shared last name is supposed be pronounced with a “K” at the end, and not with the “CH” sound he took on.
She knows what he eats at holiday meals. And she knows what the anti-gay Mr. Gingrich and his wife, Callista Gingrich, sent as a present for her very gay wedding. File under “Not Surprising, Just Delightful”:
CANDACE GINGRICH-JONES: The catch is that, you know, when we leave the dinner table or leave the Christmas gathering, you know, he and Callista still have way more rights than my wife, Rebecca, and I do.
RACHEL MADDOW: Well, he did make a political point of saying on “Meet the Press” at one point that if you ever got married, that he would not go to the marriage, he would not go to the ceremony. I understand that that’s the case that he didn’t go. You invited him?
GINGRICH-JONES: He was invited. Yes. Yes, absolutely we invited he and Callista. They happened to be on some other continent on the day of the actual ceremony. So –
MADDOW: Yes, is that hurtful or –
GINGRICH-JONES: Well, we still got a gift.
MADDOW: Was it from Tiffany’s?
GINGRICH-JONES: I’m not at liberty to say.
MADDOW: Very discreet. Well done.