washington - Newt Gingrich's wife, former chairman of the House of Representatives, was elected Monday as the US ambassador to the Vatican City. The Senate voted by 70 votes to 23 against the US interests at the Holy See by Callista Gingrich.
The 51-year-old Callista was nominated by Donald Trump as a candidate. She, among other things, was an author and documentary writer and previously campaigned for the Republican party.
Her husband was the main opposition leader during the presidency of Bill Clinton and is a strong advocate of Trump. In 2012, Newt, on behalf of the Republicans, had made a candidacy for the US presidency, but during the campaign behind Mitt Romney he slammed.