Newt Gingrich made over 1 million dollars working for Freddie Mac. Gingrich Said to Be Paid at Least $1.6 Million by Freddie Mac - Bloomberg If Republican voters truly had principals, they would denounce Newt with the strongest possible language. Instead, they are going to ignore, cover-up, and misdescribe his work for Freddie. Question for Republicans: Is it ok that Newt worked for Freddie Mac? Hint: liberals make excuses for their politicians, but Republicans stand for principals.