NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 21, 1997
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Lisa Myers) The overwhelming vote by the House of Representatives to reprimand and fine House Speaker Newt Gingrich for his numerous ethics violations, specifically for misusing money from tax-exempt foundations and of giving investigators false information reported; scenes shown of the police escorting Gingrich to the Capitol. [Representative Nancy JOHNSON - says the penalty for Gingrich is tough and appropriate.] [Representative Ben CARDIN - says they were not innocent mistakes Gingrich made.] [Representative Tom DeLAY - defends Gingrich to the end.] [Representatives Nancy PELOSI, Mark SANFORD, David BONIOR - comment.] The question of whether Gingrich will be allowed to pay his fine with campaign funds or out of his own pocket noted.