At a book signing in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday, presidential candidate Newt Gingrich found himself covered in glitter. Gingrich was in town raising funds for the Minnesota Family Council along with fellow presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann. Prankster Nick Espinosa shouted, “Feel the rainbow, Newt,” as he poured glitter on the former Speaker of the House. “Stop the hate. Stop anti-gay politics. It’s dividing our country and it’s not fixing our economy,” Espinosa said.
It’s just one of several headline-grabbing stunts by Espinosa. Most famously, he dumped two thousand pennies on GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer last summer and challenged Emmer to a debate on immigration.
Here’s video of Tuesday’s incident:
Though Gingrich has been married three times, twice to women he cheated on previous wives with, he has criticized gay marriage and the LGBT movement. That prompted his sister, Candice who is a lesbian, to pen an open letter to him on Monday:
What really worries me is that you are always willing to use LGBT Americans as political weapons to further your ambitions. That’s really so ’90s, Newt. In this day and age, it’s embarrassing to watch you talk like that. You should be more afraid of the new political climate in America, because, there is no place for you in it.
In other words, stop being a hater, big bro.
Update: The AP has another angle: