Callista Gingrich Eyed as Potential US Ambassador to Vatican
January 26, 2017
The wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is under consideration by President Donald Trump to serve as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.
Gingrich told The New York Times that Callista Gingrich is being considered for the post but would not provide any more details.
Trump has known the Gingriches for several years. The couple belongs to his golf club in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Cascades, Va. They’ve also been to his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla., reports the Times.
Gingrich, who served as House speaker from 1995-1999, was one of Trump’s finalists to be his vice presidential running mate. Trump ultimately chose Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for that role.
The Times reports that William Simon Jr., a friend of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, is also in the running for the Holy See ambassadorship.