Newt Defended GSEs

by Jonathan H. Adler

Newt Gingrich may not have lobbied on behalf of Freddie Mac (though they payed an awful lot for the services of an “historian”), but he did advocate the use of government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) like Fannie and Freddie to encourage home ownership.  VerumSerum has dug up a 2007 interview in which Gingrich defended Fannie and freddie and suggests that GSEs represented a successful approach to encouraging homeownership that conservatives should support.