A videotape of a Texas family court judge appearing to beat his disabled daughter with a belt has created a firestorm of criticism, and the judge's reaction–that is was proper discipline that "looked worse than it was"–has only added to the controversy. On CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront, defense attorney Paul Callan said his first reaction to the video was blunt: "charge him...disbar him...remove him from the bench."
To Callan, there's no mistake in watching the video: "it's abuse."
Former House Speaker–and current Republican presidential candidate–Newt Gingrich told CNN's Erin Burnett the suggestion that a rival Republican campaign might have leaked the news of sexual harassment charges against GOP frontrunner Herman Cain violates the old Reagan maxim that campaigns and candidates should never "speak ill of another Republican." Gingrich called it "despicable" and said any campaign to have played politics with the accusations would quickly become "a pariah."
In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich made clear the rule of Ronald Reagan–that no Republican shall speak ill of another Republican–lives on. The former House Speaker said if it can be proven that the sexual harassment claims against Herman Cain were leaked by a rival GOP campaign, "they would probably rapidly become a pariah among the rest of us and they better fire the people who did it."
The entire interview airs on CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront tonight at 7 p.m. ET.