Mitt Romney surrogate Newt Gingich talked with Anderson tonight about the uproar over the Romney campaign ad that claims Pres. Obama is "gutting" welfare reform.
You may recall, back in 1996, when Gingrich was House Speaker he worked with Pres. Clinton to get welfare reform passed by Congress.
Fast-forward 16 years to today and there are accusations the Obama administration is trying to change the law.
"Under Obama's plan, you wouldn't have to work and wouldn't have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check," the narrator of the ad says.
At issue is an Obama administration proposal sent in a memo last month that allows states to "test alternative and innovative strategies, policies, and procedures that are designed to improve employment outcomes for needy families."
The ad blasting the proposal has been widely criticized for being inaccurate, and tonight Gingrich backed away from the firm assertions in it. Watch the preview and joins us for more of the Keeping Them Honest interview at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.
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