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On Thursday evening, Piers Morgan heated up "The Grill" with one of his favorite guests, welcoming back former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich.
Having visited with Morgan nearly a dozen times, Gingrich's candor and insight have made him one of the host's favorite sparring partners, in the process helping to secure him his own hosting gig as part of CNN's upcoming "Crossfire" reboot.
One night after Dr. Sanjay Gupta joined Morgan to discuss medical marijuana in advance of the re-air of his documentary "Weed," the "Piers Morgan Live" host asked Gingrich for his stance on the polarizing topic of pot:
"I think you have to be very careful what you are describing," Gingrich began, "and under what circumstances and if it's a rare unusual case, I think that's one thing. If it's the general legalization, I think that's a huge mistake."
As the conversation turned to political leaders, Morgan asked the "Crossfire" co-host if he would support Chris Christie as a Republican presidential candidate come 2016:
"If he wins the nomination I would enthusiastically support him..." Gingrich started, before Morgan cut him off.
The host explained he was asking whether Gingrich would support Christie as an initial candidate, not simply as the GOP nominee:
"No I'm not going to support any one person. There are a number of great candidates that will run," said Gingrich, forever the politician. "I certainly endorse the idea Chris Christie should consider running and that he would he be a very formidable candidate and that he strengthens and broadens the Republican party by representing a blue state."
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