Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich began the next-to-last day of his campaign to secure victory in Florida’s Presidential Preference Primary by meeting about 200 supporters Monday morning at the Hyatt Downtown.
Gingrich was often applauded by his supporters as he outlined some of his plans if he is elected president in November.
“On my first day in office, I’ll issue an executive order repealing everything that infringes on religious freedom,” Gingrich said.
He said he will ask Congress to repeal President Barack Obama’s overhaul of the nation’s health care system as well as laws that restrict small banks and small businesses from succeeding.
By the end of his first day in office, “phase one of repealing Obama-ism will be complete,” Gingrich said.
He said he will “abolish all of the White House czars” appointed by Obama and reverse all of the Obama administration’s “war against religion.”
“By the time Obama lands in Chicago, we want to have replaced about 40 percent of his government,” said Gingrich.
The next actions, he said, would be to contact the Canadian government and tell them he is approving the Keystone pipeline to supply Canadian oil to refineries in Houston and instruct the State Department to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“That will indicate our support for Israel,” Gingrich said.
Gingrich also asked Floridians to “replace U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson with a conservative” and encouraged his supporters to use social media to get other Republicans to the polls today.
“But I’m old-fashioned. You’re also allowed to talk to people face to face,” Gingrich said.