CHARLESTON, S.C. — Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum sparred over each other's roles in Congress.
In a debate Thursday, Santorum said Gingrich was undisciplined as House speaker and couldn't enact legislation despite coming up with an "idea a minute."
Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator and congressman. said he exposed a scandal in the early 1990s involving members of Congress bouncing checks at the House bank. Santorum said Gingrich never spoke out about that at the time.
Gingrich said he challenged his own party to push for reforms that eventually succeeded in Republicans winning a majority in the House in 1994.
Santorum said he wasn't as flashy as Gingrich but was steady and could get things done.
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