Newt Gingrich, under fire from his ex-wife, championed women members in the House when he became speaker, busting the GOP “glass ceiling” to elevate them to leadership roles, according to three current congresswomen.

“Newt Gingrich was very, very, very welcoming to all of us who were women. I mean he really just pushed us out front,” said North Carolina Rep. Sue Myrick.

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