Newt Gingrich is a frequent and vocal supporter of Donald Trump, stemming all the way back to the primaries. As is the usual practice of rewarding supporters in politics, Trump is set to return the favor by nominating Gingrich’s wife for a prime diplomatic post.
Callista Gingrich, the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, is the preferred nominee to be the next ambassador to the Vatican.
The White House hopes to announce her nomination before President Donald Trump meets with Pope Francis on May 24 in Rome.
The decision to nominate Gingrich has been made, but the announcement has taken longer than expected pending approval from the Office of Government Ethics, an administration official said.
The White House hopes to formally nominate Gingrich as soon as this week.
The Vatican diplomatic post is pretty good gig and rarely comes with much trouble. However, it appears that Trump was a bit worried at first about sending Newt off to another continent along with his wife:
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 14, 2017
Well… okay then.