Newt Gingrich said Wednesday he has no doubt House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will be chosen as outgoing Speaker John Boehner's replacement.
"Everyone I talked to thinks it will be Kevin," the former Speaker of the House told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" program.
"He's a great guy and he's going to be a good leader."
Gingrich went on to describe the California Republican as being "very articulate, and I think that he will be a very effective speaker. I think he'll be a visionary speaker, and one who is willing to go out and communicate a great deal."
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Also on the program, Gingrich spoke out about the words of Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, who on Tuesday told House investigators about how her organization focuses on women's health issues.
"I think when they got her to admit that they, in fact, do not do any mammograms at all, zero, it weakened their case," Gingrich said.
Further, he said he believes polling numbers are "very wrong" about the organization.
Earlier this week, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll
revealed that six in 10 Americans oppose completely defunding Planned Parenthood.
"If you say to people, 'would you be comfortable if Congress gave all of the women's health money to organizations that did not perform abortion?' I think you'd find overwhelming majority that says sure, that's makes sense," Gingrich said Wednesday.
"And if you said to them, 'you have an organization that is literally cutting up babies so that the parts can be sold, would you want to close that down?' I think you'd have a huge majority appalled at the idea that we allow that to happen in the United States."
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