Did Gingrich leave speakership "in disgrace"?

In his first Florida appearance since losing the South Carolina primary, Mitt Romney

fired away at the

man who beat him in the Palmetto State — Newt Gingrich — during a campaign appearance in Ormond Beach on Jan. 22, 2012.

“He had to resign in disgrace,” Romney told listeners. “I don’t know whether you knew that.” He made a similar comment during the debate in Tampa on Jan. 23.

We considered whether we could rate this on the Truth-O-Meter, but ultimately decided that defining the term “in disgrace” is a matter of opinion and not subject to fact-checking. However, we’ll spell out what we know about Gingrich’s resignation as House speaker to help readers make up their own minds.

It’s accurate for Romney to point out that Gingrich had a long-running ethics problem while serving in Congress.  Tampa Bay Times

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