Inouye: Gingrich as GOP Nominee 'Frightens Me'

WASHINGTON — The idea that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich could become the Republican presidential nominee "frightens" Sen. Daniel Inouye.

Inouye, a Democrat, told Civil Beat that he did not work closely with Gingrich during their shared time in Congress, but said that he has been observing Gingrich in his candidacy thus far.

"From what I have seen in the last year, it frightens me if he becomes president," Inouye said in a Wednesday interview. "He can be mean. He's already demonstrated that, the way he treated some of the guys in the House when he was speaker."

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