Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich responded to Ann Coulter’s recent criticism of him earlier this week, suggesting the controversial pundit made the allegations only to sell more books.

“That’s kind of weird. I helped lead us to the first Republican majority in the House in 40 years, I helped develop with Bill Clinton the first four––the only four––balanced budgets in her lifetime, we helped pass welfare reform,” Gingrich said on “Politicking with Larry King.”

“I would’ve thought all those would have counted against the number of books she’s sold,” he continued. “But, you know, people have got to go out and say something to sell books and she’s found her schtick, it’s attacking conservatives and sort of being the odd person out.”

While discussing her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over Three — Especially a Republican,” on Monday night, Coulter classified Gingrich as one of the “shysters” she believes is to blame for the GOP losing elections.

(H/T: Mediaite)

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