“By the time I am sworn in, [Congress] will have repealed Obamacare,” Gingrich said, according to CBS News. “It will have repealed [Dodd-Frank]. It will have repealed [the] Sarbanes-Oxley [Act]…That’s a reasonable start.”
Gingrich focused his speech against Obama policies rather than fellow Republican presidential candidates but did criticize the GOP for not aiming high enough.
“For the Republican establishment, managing the decay is preferable to changing the trajectory. This is the year to reset this country in a decisive, bold way. We are determined to rebuild America, not manage its decay,” Gingrich said, CBS News reports.
Gingrich also criticized recent moves by the president regarding the controversial birth control policy that would allow all women to have access to contraceptives regardless of a workplace, one that has angered religious institutions.
Another topic of criticism involved the administration’s immigration policies, on which Gingrich joked that while FedEx can track a package, “the federal government today cannot find 11 million illegal immigrants even if they’re sitting still,” CBS News reports.