Newt Gingrich reprimanded fellow Republicans in rather harsh terms Wednesday, blaming GOP members of Congress for developing "zero" alternatives to the Affordable Care Act.

Gingrich, who was speaking at the Republican National Committee's summer meeting, answered a question about "Obamacare."

“I would bet for most of you, you go home in the next two weeks while your members of Congress are home and you look at them in the eye and you say, ‘What is your positive replacement for Obamacare?’ and they will have zero answer,” Gingrich told state party chairs, activists, and operatives at the Republican National Committee summer meeting. “We are caught up right now in a culture – and you see it every single day – where as long as we are negative, as long as we are vicious, as long as we can tear down our opponent, we don’t have to worry, so we don’t.

“This is a very deep problem,” he added. “I’m being totally candid with you.”