What occurred was, and I realize at your advanced age you are prone to memory loss,(LOL)....<quoted text>
I actually don't remember. What I remember is that Newt lost his bid for re-election the very next time and he hasn't been able to buy a Political position since he did that. BIG MISTAKE on his part...if he wanted to stay in Politics and obviously, he did!
Republicans just never seem to learn from their mistakes.
A balanced the budget for the first time in 40 years in 1997, 1998, 1999. And a $230 billion surplus to boot...
It's about time for another government shutdown - don't you think?